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Thread: Who will be the next Leonard Bernstein or Herbert von Karajan of this generation?

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    Nobody, man, forget it.

    Dudawho?

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    This is like asking, "who will be the next Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia". Nobody.

    Now, will there be conductors who orchestrate and lead their groups in performances that are comparable and maybe even better than those of HVK and LB? Sure!! Still, no one will possess the character and intensity of these two great masters. It is a different time; one I can only say is not as good as times past.

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    John Elliot Gardiner, in his own way, is the best of all conductors.

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    I doubt any conductor will become a household name in this day and age regardless of their accomplishments.

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    ^^^Sad truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    John Elliot Gardiner, in his own way, is the best of all conductors.
    And worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    And worst.
    He does Chabrier's overture to Gwendoline better than the great Sir Thomas Beecham and his period instrument Mozart concertos and Bach Cantata's are the one's to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    He does Chabrier's overture to Gwendoline better than the great Sir Thomas Beecham and his period instrument Mozart concertos and Bach Cantata's are the one's to beat.
    He is one of a kind and a master in a particular period of music, that's true. However, this is offset by his absolutely dire recordings of Romantic material!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    He is one of a kind and a master in a particular period of music, that's true. However, this is offset by his absolutely dire recordings of Romantic material!
    I can't reference in my mind anything Romantic of his other than the Chabrier, which is superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clavichorder View Post
    I can't reference in my mind anything Romantic of his other than the Chabrier, which is superb.
    I'm talking about Brahms, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    I'm talking about Brahms, of course.
    I should've known.

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    If the question has to do with Leonard Bernstein as a "triple threat" (conductor, pianist and composer), I don't see anybody coming up that will come close.

    In terms of the "up and comers", I like Yannick Nezet-Seguin (who WILL be a star because he WILL get primo gigs, already has Philadelphia and Rotterdam, and will likely get a major opera gig sometime in the near future). And yes, Polednivce, he will do Brahms and Bruckner justice - he already has with a minor league orchestra (Orchestre Metropolitain du Grand Montreal).

    I don't know if Alan Gilbert will ever be recognized as more than a very good American conductor (think Schippers rather than Bernstein...)
    Last edited by itywltmt; Oct-21-2011 at 00:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmg View Post
    Keep an eye out for Mei-Ann Chen. She seems to leave a trail of rave reviews wherever she goes.
    I had the pleasure of working with her the other day, and then saw her conduct Franck that evening. It was absolutely outstanding.
    In a week or so I'll be seeing Esa-Pekka Salonen's composition "Nyx," which I'm pretty excited about. But I guess that's an entirely different matter.
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    Brahms and Schumann
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polednice View Post
    I'm talking about Brahms, of course.

    get rid of that pig. it's weird.

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