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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?"
Once a bright young thing, Rattle rose to international prominence as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He then went on to conquer the notoriously hard to please Berlin Philharmonic, as well as his own cloud-like hair. But perhaps best of all, during the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, he took the LSO through a version of 'Chariots of Fire' with Mr. Bean on keyboards.
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