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Zubin Mehta: The Score of My Life

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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 such as Hans Swarowsky. Just seven years later, he conducted the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras and became the director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the age of twenty-five. Further assignments included Los Angeles, New York, Florence , Tel Aviv, and eventually, Munich, where he worked 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 such as 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.

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