Author: Zubin MehtaPandit Ravi Shankar/Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Renate Grafin Matuschka / Anu PandePublisher: Roli BooksYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 201ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788174366870
Zubin Mehta left the sheltered environs of his parental home in Bombay in 1954, as an eighteen year old, and moved to Vienna into the very unique culture of the Music Academy where he studied under illustrious teachers like Hans Swarowsky. Just seven years later he conducted the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras and became the director of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra at the age of twenty-five. Further assignments included Los Angeles, New York, Florence, Tel Aviv, and eventually, Munich where he was working as general music director of the Bavarian State Opera from 1998 to 2006. Zubin Mehta is one of the most celebrated conductors in the world. He has worked with all the top-class international orchestras and with excellent instrumentalists and opera stars of the past many decades. Musicians like Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman count among his intimate friends. Despite his tremendous success, this popular Indian with a zest for life still remains a restless spirit - a wanderer between the worlds, who is as famous for his commitment to Israel as for his musical openness to everything from open-air concerts to operas. His exciting life makes for a gripping autobiography.
ForewordAuthor’s Note1. My Early Years in India2. The Student Years in Vienna3. The Vital Years4. Montreal, Los Angeles and More5.Nancy-A Love Story6. Anther Love Story-The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra7. Friends – In Music and Musical Encounters8. New York, Florence – The Music of the Twentieth Century9. Bringing Music to People10. Conducting – A Labour of Love11. The Move to Munich