Gustavo Dudamel

From Mengelberg and Furtwängler to Gergiev and Dudamel, conductors have been exploited by despots

The young conductor of the Simón Bolívar orchestra is brilliantly reinvigorating Mahler

The age of megalomaniac conductors seems to be over—and about time too

This year’s Proms are better than ever. Now the BBC needs to repeat the trick during the rest of the year

A new generation of conductors must show that the concert hall can be the venue for a truly emotional experience