Maestras: The Long Journey of Women to the Podium

A documentary on female conductors

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Sylvia Caduff — Conductor

Barbara Hannigan — Conductor

Marin Alsop — Conductor

Anu Tali — Conductor

Konstantia Gourzi — Conductor

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When a woman steps onto the conductor's podium, she is always one of "the first": the first to lead a world-class orchestra, the first to conduct the closing night of London's "Proms," the first to win a prestigious conducting prize. Is the world of orchestral conducting finally ready to change its attitudes toward female conductors for good?

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