Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache is remembered as an idiosyncratic perfectionist averse to making recordings, preferring his audiences to be present for live performances. Fortunately, a number of recordings do exist, including this video footage of Celibidache’s demanding, extensive rehearsal process on two works. First, Ravel’s Boléro with the Swedish National Radio Symphony, captured during the years he completely rebuilt the orchestra as its chief conductor. Then, a return late in life to conduct Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic, where he had served as principal conductor four decades earlier.

Music on Film: Sergiu Celibidache

Wednesday, February 28 at 6:15 pm Walter Reade Theater

Music on Film

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Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Christian Labrande

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Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street
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