For the Love of Classical Music

For the Love of Classical Music

John Mauceri, Alec Baldwin

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A Vintage Shorts Original Selection

In an illuminating and probing conversation with renowned actor, producer, comedian and philanthropist Alec Baldwin, John Mauceri reflects on the enduring appeal of classical music, how he learned to lead an orchestra, his upbringing and how he became the acclaimed conductor and musical director he is today. Covering such varied topics like the personal and cultural significance of different composers’ pieces and the singular experience of hearing music performed live, this intimate and inviting dialogue opens a window onto the extraordinary mind of a masterful conductor and an illustrious devotee of life on the stage.

An ebook short.


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John Mauceri:
Over the past five decades, John Mauceri has conducted symphonies, operas, ballets, musicals, and film music around the world and served as music director of four opera companies and three orchestras, as well as hosted television and radio programs. For eighteen years (1972-1990), he worked closely with Leonard Bernstein and conducted many of the composer’s premieres—in Tel Aviv, the Kennedy Center, Milan’s La Scala, London, Vienna, and on Broadway—at Bernstein’s request. He has more than seventy albums to his name, and is the recipient of a Grammy, a Tony, a Billboard, two Diapasons d’or, three Emmys, and four Deutschen Schallplattenkritik awards. He is the author of Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting, and For the Love of Music: A Conductor’s Guide to the Art of Listening, and has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, and HuffPost, among other publications. He lives in New York City.


Over the past five decades, John Mauceri has conducted symphonies, operas, ballets, musicals, and film music around the world and served as music director of four opera companies and three orchestras, as well as hosted television and radio programs. For eighteen years (1972-1990), he worked closely with Leonard Bernstein and conducted many of the composer’s premieres—in Tel Aviv, the Kennedy Center, Milan’s La Scala, London, Vienna, and on Broadway—at Bernstein’s request. He has more than seventy albums to his name, and is the recipient of a Grammy, a Tony, a Billboard, two Diapasons d’or, three Emmys, and four Deutschen Schallplattenkritik awards. He is the author of Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting, and For the Love of Music: A Conductor’s Guide to the Art of Listening, and has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, and HuffPost, among other publications. He lives in New York City.

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