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Conductor, composer and arranger Mantovani

Historic Mantovani recordings released with new vocals by tenor Joseph Calleja

Facebook bans Dallas Opera from using promotional photo of woman conductor

Facebook bans Dallas Opera from using promotional photo of woman conductor

Humanoid robot conducts human orchestra

Giant humanoid robot conducts human orchestra in mildly disturbing footage

LOSANGELES: ET.1126. Vasily Petrenko, the 36-year-old Russian music director of the Liverpool Philha

Who is Vasily Petrenko? Meet the Russian-British conductor set to lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Marta Gardonlinska

Conductor Marta Gardolińska: “Our jobs are similar to those of sports people – it’s high pressure and physical strength is needed...”

James Rose of BSO Resound

Meet BSO Resound, the ensemble of disabled musicians changing the classical music world

leonard bernstein eyebrows

Watch Leonard Bernstein conduct an orchestra using only his EYEBROWS

shouting conductor

This conductor just started plain yelling in the middle of Scheherazade

Conductor falls into stage

Watch: Conductor trips and falls HEAD FIRST into the stage

Carlos Kleiber

Watch: Conductor mimes stabbing himself during an agonising performance of Der Rosenkavalier

stokowski rehearsal rage

This conductor’s rage will simultaneously terrify and inspire you

When pianists try to conduct

Here's what happens when pianists turn their hand to conducting

Conductor V4r

10 tips for becoming a great conductor

Marin Alsop and Catherine Bott

‘If someone says “I can’t get used to women conductors”, at least I know what I’m dealing with’: Marin Alsop

What conductors really mean

15 things your conductor says vs. what they REALLY mean

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

How do you conduct a symphony orchestra? We asked one young conductor to take us through the basics

Herbert Blomstedt

This is how Beethoven can change your life – we meet the legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt

The Most Influential Musicians from the last 25 ye

These are the 7 most influential musicians from the last 25 years