Great Conductors III: Klaus Tennstedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Klaus Tennstedt, Conductor, Munich, April 1980

“Unlike earlier titans, he possessed no discernible charisma, nor was he an intellectual (though he was tolerably well-read), or a visionary. Spiritually he was confused, socially a disaster. What set Klaus Tennstedt apart as a conductor was his constant self-sacrifice to the music and an instinctive musicianship that, once heard, could never be denied.”

– Norman Lebrecht, 1998

Great Conductors I: Leonard Bernstein
Great Conductors II: Wilhelm Furtwängler

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