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, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Roger Norrington, Pierre Boulez and Christoph von Dohnányi .
Rehearsal and backstage from the Salzburg Festival
Mariss Jansons in Rehearsal with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta in rehearsal with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev in Rehearsal with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Pierre Boulez in Rehearsal with the Wiener Philharmoniker
Christoph von Dohnanyi in Rehearsal with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen in rehearsal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner in rehearsal with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists