RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
A Romanian conductor whose ability was considered by many to be outstanding through unusual powers of perception was Sergiu Celibidache, born in Roman, Moldavia, on 28 June 1912. He was also a composer with four symphonies to his credit. He died near Paris on 14 August 1996.
DVD Spotlight. Balm to the Soul - Anton Bruckner's Symphony No 7, savoured by Robert Anderson. 'Celibidache is in no hurry ...'
DVD Spotlight. Beyond Beauty - A film about Sergiu Celibidache, seen by Ioana Osoianu. 'There are no compromises.'
Impulse and space - Richard Hickox talks to Bill Newman at the 2001 Spoleto Festival