Saturday, September 12, 2009


Just caught a particularly compelling documentary on the legendary Herbert von Karajan on WGBH 2 a couple of nights ago (preview clip above). It's showing again on WGBH 44 on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4:30. What I found especially interesting was a segment in which rehearsal and performance clips of Karajan and Leonard Bernstein are shown in relatively rapid alternation, the point being that both were geniuses who managed to obtain transcendent results, but through vastly different means. Tape it, TiVo it, or just block it out on your schedule. You won't be sorry.

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