The Art of Conducting: The Greatest Conductors of the 20th Century. This series presents the greatest conductors of the 20th century: Wilhelm Furtw?ngler, Leopold Stokowski, Richard Strauss, Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Leonard Bernstein, and more, in rehearsal and in concert. They created great orchestras and turned bad ones into excellent ones. What distinguished their work? What was the essence of their magic? Combining rehearsal and performance footage with archival film and recordings restored and improved to extraordinary extents, and including analyses, reminiscences, and famous anecdotes by musicians who worked with the conductors, these programs show the great maestros as they coax, cajole, demand, threaten, and finally transform a group of instrumentalists into a single voice capable of astonishing artistry. 4-part series, 26-35 minutes each.