“Guardians of Unity”: Conductors in conversation

The art of conducting has always been shrouded in mystery. In this film, Simon Halsey, who has worked closely with the Berliner Philharmoniker for many years as conductor of the Berlin Rundfunkchor, interviews renowned conductors about their views of this unique profession, the secret of good baton technique and the relationship between analysis and emotion when working with the masterpieces of music.

A film by Benedikt von Bernstorff and Jakob von Bernstorff (2016)

Iván Fischer

Paavo Järvi

Louis Langrée

Zubin Mehta

Andris Nelsons

Sir Simon Rattle

John Carewe



Iván Fischer conductor
Paavo Järvi conductor
Louis Langrée conductor
Zubin Mehta conductor
Andris Nelsons conductor
Sir Simon Rattle Chief conductor 2002–2018

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