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