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Classical 101

Podcast: In the Key of "D"anzmayr - Favorite Conductors - Abbado

Being a conductor involves more than just waving a stick. The best ones know how to shape and sculpt the sound of an orchestra, getting the absolute best from the musicians. Over the next four weeks, Classical 101's Boyce Lancaster and ProMusic Chamber Orchestra' new Music Director David Danzmayr talk about what makes a great performance and recording, and which conductors do it best, in his opinion. We start by discussing Italian conductor Claudio Abbado.