Great Conductors In Rehearsal

The concert's backstage

Featuring some of today’s leading conductors in rehearsal, this series gives a unique insight into the process of creating great music. The conductors’ very different styles and methods; the dialogue between an orchestra and an inspired interpreter; the intensity of the preparations for a concert performance; and the struggle towards perfection are captured in these revealing audio-visual records.

Most episodes include a full run-through of the work rehearsed. All include interviews with the conductor who is seen at work, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Roger Norrington, Pierre Boulez, and Christoph von Dohnányi.