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They are among the most admired and feared figures in classical music. Here are 16 of the most talented, revolutionary and formidable classical legends of all time - the great conductors. On Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Sunday 13 July at 9pm, Catherine Bott asks 'What does a conductor actually do?"
Many conductors today still consider Toscanini the greatest Verdian of them all. Not surprising, really, seeing as he actually began his musical life playing under Verdi himself. Toscanini also gave the première performances of 'La bohème' and 'Turandot', so he's basically a legend.
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