Il blues nero e il blues bianco è un libro «necessario» nella storia del rock soprattutto per l'innegabile influenza che la musica nera ha avuto ed ha tuttora sulla musica rock. Un'influenza molto particolare, che in alcuni casi ha dato frutti positivi, ma che molto più spesso è stata solo il segno dello sfruttamento da parte dei musicisti bianchi di schemi e idee musicali che fanno parte della cultura dei neri. …
Riccardo Muti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (born July 28, 1941) is an Italian conductor. In May 2008 he was appointed the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, effective with the 2010-11 season.With Philadelphia, his recordings include the first Beethoven Symphony Cycle made for compact disc, the symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Alexander Scriabin, selected works of Tchaikovsky and Sergei Prokofiev, as well as less-known works of composers such as Giacomo Puccini and Ferruccio Busoni.
Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian conductor. One of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and 20th century, he was renowned for his brilliant intensity, his restless perfectionism, his phenomenal ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his photographic memory. As music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra he became a household name through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire. He is widely considered to have been one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century.
Herbert von Karajan (5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor. Karajan is generally considered one of the greatest conductors of all time. His obituary in The New York Times described him as "probably the world's best-known conductor and one of the most powerful figures in classical music". He is the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records during his career. Karajan conducted the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra for 35 years.