|This superb documentary will be aired on 98.7 WFMT on March 2, 2016 at 10pm CST.
‘SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS: MASTER CONDUCTOR – A PROFILE’
Hosted by Lisa Flynn and Produced by Jon Tolansky.
Distributed by the WFMT Radio Network – Chicago.
Here is a taste of the documentary using five clips:
Sir Charles Mackerras discusses studying in London and how to get onto the conductor’s podium:Daughter Catherine Mackerras reflecting on her father’s time in Hamburg: Sister Joan Mackerras talks about Sir Charles’ arrangement of Waltzing Matilda. Sir Charles discusses his pioneering 1959 recording of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks using the original orchestration:
Nephew and conductor Drostan Hall and Producer Jon Tolansky discussing Sir Charles’ Beethoven 5th Symphony: