History's Greatest Conductors

On September 1, 2018, Gramophone provided a list of the 50 greatest conductors of all time. Like all lists of this sort the results are not definitive and should serve primarily as food for thought and a topic for discussion. I have posted the Gramophone list below, and you can click on each name (listed alphabetically) to see a video of the conductor in action.
In November 2010, BBC Music Magazine took a poll of 100 of the world's leading conductors, asking them to name the conductor who most inspired them. The poll led to a ranking of the 20 greatest conductors of all time Here's the ranking, as published in the March 2010 issue of BBC Music Magazine:
  1. Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004)
  2. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
  3. Claudio Abbado (1933-2014)
  4. Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989)
  5. Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929-2016)
  6. Sir Simon Rattle (b. 1955)
  7. Wilhelm Furtwängler (1896-1954)
  8. Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957)
  9. Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
  10. Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005)
  11. Sir John Eliot Gardiner (b. 1943)
  12. Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970)
  13. Terenc Fricsay (1914-1963)
  14. George Szell (1897-1970)
  15. Bernard Haitink (b. 1929)
  16. Pierre Monteux (1875-1964)
  17. Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988)
  18. Sir Colin Davis (1927-2013)
  19. Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961)
  20. Sir Charles Mackerras (1925-2010)
And why are there no women on either list? The omission might be blamed on the historic lack of opportunity for women conductors, although it’s difficult to justify not making room for women on the lists. Here's my list of notable women composers (listed alphabetically), and I would welcome more names to add to the list. (Send me a message via Twitter @NMJim).
As a supplement to my list of women conductors I recommend the short video "Gender Gap on the Podium."