Great Conductors. It wasn’t until 1880 that conductors received the same acclaim and rewards as instrumental virtuosos. This CD-ROM celebrates the history and art of conducting, with video performances from some of the world’s greatest contemporary conductors. Those featured include Arturo Toscanini, Andre Previn, Zubin Mehta, Sir Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Claudio Abado, George Szell, Simon Rattle, Leonard Bernstein, and Otto Klemperer. A lexicon of conductors brings hundreds of conductors to life through brief biographies. Hear the Royal Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig. Interviews with musicians reveal the idiosyncrasies of each conductor. An in-depth history of conducting as a musical art form provides the ideal backdrop for the performances. The CD-ROM can be used with either Windows or Macintosh.