Charles Mackerras, Master Conductor – A Profile

Radio documentary produced by Jon Tolansky

Welcome to the Mackerras Legacy web site, about one of the greatest orchestral and operatic conductors in musical history, Sir Charles Mackerras.

wfmt-mackerrasThis site is designed to present special features and projects commemorating his life and music.

The first feature complements the 2016 radio documentary produced by Jon Tolansky, “Charles Mackerras, Master Conductor – A Profile“, which is distributed by the WFMT Radio Network – Chicago and syndicated around the world.

Celebrating Sir Charles’ life, career and exceptionally wide-ranging achievements, the documentary includes 28 musical excerpts and interviews with numerous musicians who worked with him. Here we will publish further material which supplements the documentary, such as full interviews and  recordings.

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BILLBOARD Background, overview, contributors, production.
DOCUMENTARY Complete script with interview clips and resources.
PASSING THE BATON The next generation of conductors.

Proudly funded by the
Buonacorsi Foundation.

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