Zubin Mehta  -  The Score of my Life

Zubin Mehta - The Score of my Life

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Author: Zubin Mehta
Pandit Ravi Shankar/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Renate Grafin Matuschka / Anu Pande
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 201
ISBN/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.


Author’s Note

1. My Early Years in India
2. The Student Years in Vienna
3. The Vital Years
4. Montreal, Los Angeles and More
5.Nancy-A Love Story
6. Anther Love Story-The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
7. Friends – In Music and Musical Encounters
8. New York, Florence – The Music of the Twentieth Century
9. Bringing Music to People
10. Conducting – A Labour of Love
11. The Move to Munich