Thomas Schippers’s experience as a conductor of symphonic literature, for which he seems to have been quite overlooked and nearly forgotten, is related in this article in some detail. There are interesting facts concerning his work as Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra where he expounds on some of his ideas about conducting such an orchestra and describes certain innovative programs he produced during his tenure there. Several well-known performers who worked with him give their opinion or recount their experiences under his baton. In addition, two of his former conducting students share some fascinating details of what it was like to study with him if one was fortunate enough to do so. There is also some history of the CSO and of the conductors who held the post of Musical Director preceding him. Some entertaining episodes which his friends describe, together with very sad observations about his final months, are included.
Spada, Nancy. "Thomas Schippers in Cincinnati: A Forgotten Episode in the Life of a Conductor Renowned for Opera." Music & Musical Performance. Issue 3, article 4 (February 2023): 1-20.