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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

Cinderella Conductor

A conductor stopped half way through a performance of Cinderella to do some karaoke

conductor real definition

These perfectly normal words have very different meanings for musicians

Bernstein Triangles

Watch Leonard Bernstein conduct a frustrating rehearsal with the triangle section

musician every day tips

10 extremely simple things musicians can do every day to make life a little easier

7 year old conducts orchestra

A 7-year-old with leukaemia was given his dream job - conducting a symphony orchestra

relaxed conductor bolero

This is absolutely how you should conduct Ravel’s Bolero

Lee Mills baton

Conductor drops his baton mid-Tchaikovsky - recovers like an absolute pro

riccardo muti chopin naples

This is what happens when one of the world’s greatest conductors stumbles across a public piano

bernstein berates trumpet section

Leonard Bernstein arguing with his trumpet section shows what a perfectionist he was

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Mirga Grazinyte Tyla: why CBSO’s new music director is so awesome

mariss jansons birthday surprise

Maestro Mariss Jansons was given an almighty and heartwarming birthday surprise from his orchestra

Stephen Layton

'Don't study music – study languages instead' says conductor Stephen Layton

David Willcocks

Legendary choral conductor Sir David Willcocks dies at 95

Andris Nelsons

Andris Nelsons lands top job at Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Marin Alsop conducting masterclass women and gestu

Marin Alsop's masterclass: female conductors