How conductors sounded (5): Karajan, in immaculate French (and with Ozawa, in English)

November 30, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht


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and a fascinating conversation with Seiji Ozawa

Comments (5)

  1. Rosana Martins says:

    Karajan’s interview was in the French television programme “Le Grand Échiquier”, in 1978, with Jacques Chancel. Just behind them, I recognize Michel Glotz (his recording producer) and conductor Emil Tchakarov.

    1. Steve says:

      Alexis Weissenberg in the complete interview is sitting to HvK’s right. Fascinating footage.

  2. Martin Bookspan says:

    Holy mackerel! Ozawa never heard of Mengelberg???

  3. There is an invaluable conducting lesson in the second video for those that can discern it.

  4. Steve says:

    Alas,this appears to be the only record of Klaus Tennsted’s voice as there are no filmed interviews or (worse) rehearsals.

    I have a vague recollection of an appearance on ‘Face the Music’ in the 1980’s.

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