Zubin Mehta

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Born: Apr 29, 1936; India  
Conductor Zubin Mehta was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra state, India on April 29, 1936. He is an adherent of the Parsi religion. His father was Mehli Mehta, a violinist who was the founder and conductor of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 18, after considering a career in medicine, Zubin entered the Vienna Academy of Music, learned to play the double bass in order to join the Academy's orchestra, and took conducting lessons Read more from Hans Swarowsky. He graduated from the Academy in 1957 and made his professional debut in Vienna, guest conducting the Tonkünstler Orchestra. In a London appearance in 1961, Mehta became the first Indian to conduct a major British orchestra. A victory in the first international conductors' competition organized by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra led to a one-year appointment as their assistant conductor. After completing his year-long tenure, Mehta was engaged to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and made another important and successful guest conducting position with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Guest appearances with the Montreal and Los Angeles symphonies both led to permanent positions; in 1960 he became music director in Montreal and associate conductor in Los Angeles. Thus Mehta became one of the first of a new breed of conductors sometimes called the "jet set," who are able to maintain two (or even more) principal conductorships of major orchestras by means of frequently flying between the cities involved.
Mehta's accomplishments in Los Angeles, where he became musical director in 1962, were particularly striking. In just a few years he was able to turn the lackluster ensemble into one of the nation's finest orchestras, and, still under 30 years of age when he was appointed, he became the youngest music director of any "major" U.S. orchestra. An exuberant, extroverted performer and person, he possessed a genuine star quality; soon, he conducted the orchestra on a notable series of excellent recordings for London (Decca) Records. Mehta made his operatic debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on December 29, 1965, and in 1967 he resigned his position in Montreal, and forged a new relationship with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, eventually becoming its chief music adviser in 1970. In 1971 he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic on the soundtrack of Frank Zappa's film 200 Motels.
In 1978 he resigned his Los Angeles post to succeed Pierre Boulez as music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. After the rather ascetic, ultra-modern Boulez, Mehta's interest in lush Romanticism, and a more traditional repertoire made for a favorable impression, and a long and successful relationship with the orchestra. However, by the time of his resignation in 1991, a little of the bloom had faded from his relationship with the critics, some of whom seemed to be put off by the more "Hollywood" aspects of his style and personality.
In 1990 Mehta was asked to conduct the first of the now-legendary Three Tenors concerts. Mehta proved a highly appropriate choice, being one of the few conductors with the charisma to match the well-practiced stagecraft of the three star tenors. The concert was a huge success, with a worldwide television audience, and enormous record sales. When the phenomenon was repeated in 1994 from Los Angeles, Mehta again conducted.
Since 1998, Mehta has been music director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. That year, his path intersected with that of U.S. President Bill Clinton, as former Clinton associate Susan McDougal, who went to jail rather than testify against the president, was accused of embezzling $150,000 from the Mehta family, for whom she had worked for several years. He made several tours with the Bavarian State Opera and kept up a busy schedule of guest conducting appearances into the new century. Read less

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Born: Apr 29, 1936; India  
Conductor Zubin Mehta was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra state, India on April 29, 1936. He is an adherent of the Parsi religion. His father was Mehli Mehta, a violinist who was the founder and conductor of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 18, after considering a career in medicine, Zubin entered the Vienna Academy of Music, learned to play the double bass in order to join the Academy's orchestra, and took conducting lessons Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Symphony
II. Comfort ye, My people
III. Ev?ry Valley shall be exalted
IV. And the glory of the Lord
V. Thus saith the Lord
VI. But who may abide the day of his coming
VII. And He shall purify the sons of Levi
VIII. Behold, a virgin shall conceive
IX. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
X. For behold, darkness shall cover
XI. The people that walked in darkness
XII. For unto us a Child is born
XIII. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
XIV. There were shepherds ? And lo, the angel of the Lord? And the angel said unto them? And suddenly
XV. Glory to God in the highest
XVI. Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
XVII. Then shall the eyes of the blind
XVIII. He shall feed his Flock
XIX. His yoke is easy
XX. Behold the Lamb of God
XXI. He was despised
XXII. Surely He hath borne our griefs
XXIII. And with His stripes we are healed
XXIV. All we like sheep have gone astray
XXV. All they that see Him
XXVI. He trusted in God
XXVII. Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
XXVIII. Behold and see
XXIX. Lift up your heads
XXX. How beautiful are the feet
XXXI. Why do the nations so furiously rage together
XXXII. Let us break their bonds asunder
XXXIII. He that dwelleth in heaven ? Thou shalt break them
XXXIV. Hallelujah
XXXV. I know that me Redeemer liveth
XXXVI. Since by man came death
XXXVII. Behold, I tell you a mystery
XXXVIII. Worthy is the Lamb ? Amen
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma"
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma"
1. Adagio - Allegro vivace
2. Andante
3. Allegro
4. Allegro vivace
1. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
2. Allegretto
3. Menuetto (Vivace)
4. Presto. Vivace
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
1. Largo - Allegro vivace
2. Andante
3. Menuetto (Allegro vivace)
4. Presto
1. Adagio molto - Allegro vivace
2. Andante
3. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
4. Allegro
1. Adagio - Allegro
2. Andante
3. Scherzo (Presto)
4. Allegro moderato
Overture (Die Zauberharfe, D.644)
Entr'acte No. 3 - Andantino
Ballet Music No. 1 - Andante un poco assai
Ballet Music No. 2
1. Allegro
2. Andante con moto
3. Menuetto (Allegro molto)
4. Allegro vivace
1. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Allegro vivace
1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
2. Larghetto
3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
4. Allegro animato e grazioso
1. Lebhaft
2. Scherzo (Sehr mäßig)
3. Nicht schnell
4. Feierlich
5. Lebhaft
1. Sostenuto assai - Un poco piů vivace - Allegro ma non troppo - Con fuoco
2. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
3. Adagio espresssivo
4. Allegro molto vivace
1. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
2. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
3. Scherzo
4. Langsam - Lebhaft - Schneller - Presto
Nielsen: Symphony No.4, Op.29 - "The Inextinguishable" - 1. Allegro
Nielsen: Symphony No.4, Op.29 - "The Inextinguishable" - 2. Poco allegretto
Nielsen: Symphony No.4, Op.29 - "The Inextinguishable" - 3. Poco adagio quasi andante
Nielsen: Symphony No.4, Op.29 - "The Inextinguishable" - 4. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo - Allegro moderato ? Trio. Langsam ? Scherzo
III. Adagio - Fierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend
IV. Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio. Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
III. Scherzo. Sehr schnell
IV. Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht schnell
Act I: Scene 1: All'erta, all'erta!
Act I: Scene 1: Di due figli vivea padre beato
Act I: Scene 2: Che piů t'arresti?
Act I: Scene 2: Tacea la notte placida
Act I: Scene 2: Di tale amor che dirsi
Act I: Scene 2: Tace la notte!
Act I: Scene 2: Deserto sulla terra
Act I: Scene 2: Non m'inganno
Act I: Scene 2: Di geloso amor sprezzato
Act II: Scene 1: Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie
Act II: Scene 1: Stride la vampa!
Act II: Scene 1: Soli or siamo!
Act II: Scene 1: Condotta ell'era in ceppi
Act II: Scene 1: Non son tuo figlio?
Act II: Scene 1: Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto
Act II: Scene 1: Inoltra il pič
Act II: Scene 1: Perigliarti ancor languente
Act II: Scene 2: Tutto č deserto
Act II: Scene 2: Il balen del suo sorriso
Act II: Scene 2: Qual suono! Oh ciel!
Act II: Scene 2: Per me ora fatale
Act II: Scene 2: Ah! Se l'error t'ingombra
Act II: Scene 2: Perchč piangete?
Act II: Scene 2: E deggio e posso crederlo?
Act III: Scene 1: Or co'dadi
Act III: Scene 1: Squilli, echeggi la tromba guerriera
Act III: Scene 1: In braccio al mio rival!... Giorni poveri vivea
Act III: Scene 2: Quale d'armi fragor poc'anzi intesi?
Act III: Scene 2: Ah, sě, ben mio
Act III: Scene 2: L'onda de'suoni mistici
Act III: Scene 2: Di quella pira
Act IV: Scene 1: Siam giunti
Act IV: Scene 1: D'amor sull'ali rosee
Act IV: Scene 1: Miserere d'un'alma giŕ vicina
Act IV: Scene 1: Tu vedrai che amore in terra
Act IV: Scene 1: Udiste? Come albeggi
Act IV: Scene 1: Mira, di acerbe lagrime
Act IV: Scene 1: Vivrŕ! Contende il giubilo
Act IV: Scene 2: Madre, non dormi?
Act IV: Scene 2: Ai nostri monti
Act IV: Scene 2: Che!...Non m'inganna!
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11 - 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 In E Minor, Op.11 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 1. Very slowly
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 2. Allegro
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 3. Moderato: The Bride and her Intended
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 4. Fast: The Revivalist and his Flock
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 5. Allegro: Solo Dance of the Bride
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 6. Meno mosso
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 7. Doppio movimento: Variations on a Shaker Hymn
Copland: Appalachian Spring - 1945 Suite - 8. Moderato: Coda
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 1. Mars, the Bringer of War
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 6. Uranus, the Magician
Holst: The Planets, op.32 - 7. Neptune, the Mystic
Williams: Main Title [Star Wars]
Williams: Princess Leia's Theme [Star Wars]
Williams: The Little People [Star Wars]
Williams: The Battle [Star Wars]
Williams: The Throne Room - End Title [Star Wars]
"All'erta! all'erta!"
"Di due figli"
"Che piů t'arresti?"
"Tacea la notte" - "Quanto narrasti di turbamento"
"Di tale amor"
"Tacea la notte!"
"Deserto sulla terra"
"Infida!...Qual voce!"
"Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus)
"Stride la vampa!...Mesta č la tua canzon!"
"Soli or siamo"..."Condotta ell'era in ceppi"
"Non son tuo figlio?"
"Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto"
"Perigliarti ancor languente"
"Tutto č deserto"
"Il balen del suo sorriso" - "Qual suono! o ciel!"
"Ah, se l'error t'ingombra...Perchč piangete?"
"E deggio e posso crederlo?"
"Or co' dadi"
"Squilli, echeggi la tromba"
"In braccio al mio rival!" - "Che fu?" "Dappresso il campo"
"Giorni poveri vivea"
"Quale d'armi fragor"
"Ah sě ben mio"
"L'onda de'suoni mistici" - "Manrico!"
"Di quella pira"
"Siam giunti: ecco la torre"
"D'amor sull'ali rosee"
"Miserere d'un'alma"
"Tu vedrai che amore"
"Udiste? Come albeggi" - "Abuso forse quel poter"
"A te davanti!" Qual voce!" - "Mira, di aberce la- grime"
"Mira di acerbe lagrime"
"Vivrŕ!...contende il giubilo"
"Madre, non dormi?"
"Sě; la stanchezza m'opprime"
"Che! Non m'inganno! Quel fioco lume..."
"Parlar non vuoi?"
"Ti scosta!"
"Prima che d'altri vivere"
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op.15 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op.15 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Major, Op.15 - 3. Rondo (Allegro scherzando)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.19 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.19 - 2. Adagio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major, Op.19 - 3. Rondo (Molto allegro)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58 - 1. Allegro moderato
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58 - 2. Andante con moto
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37 - 2. Largo
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor, Op.37 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Overture
Act I: No.1 "Notte e giorno faticar"
Act I: Recitativo: "Leporello, ove sei"
Act I: Recitativo: "Ah! Del padre in periglio"
Act I: "Ma qual mai soffre, o Dei" 
Act I: "Fuggi, crudelle, fuggi!"
Act I: Recitativo: "Orsu, spicciati presto"
Act I: No.3 Aria: "Ah Chi mi dica mai!"
Act I: Recitativo: "Chi e la?" - "Stelle! Che vedo!"
Act I: No.4 Aria: Madamina, il catalogo e questo
Act I: Recitativo: "In questa forma dunque"
Act I: No.5 Coro: "Giovinette, che fate allamore"
Act I: Recitativo: "Manco male e partita"
Act I: No.6 Aria: "Ho capito, signor si"
Act I: Recitativo: "Alfin siam liberati!"
Act I: No.7 Duettino: "La ci darem la mano"
Act I: Recitativo: "Fermati, scellerato!"
Act I: No.8 Aria: "Ah, fuggi il traditor"
Act I: Recitativo: "Mi par choggi il demonio si diverta"
Act I: No.9 Quartetto: "Non ti fidar, o misera"
Act I: Recitativo: "Povera sventurata!"
Act I: "Don Ottavio, son morta!"
Act I: "Or sai chi lonore"
Act I: Recitativo: "Coma mai creder deggio"
Act I: No.10 Aria: "Dalla sua pace"
Act I: Recitativo: "Io deggio ad ogni patto"
Don Giovanni, K. 527: "Fin ch'han dal vino"
Act I: Recitativo: "Masetto, senti un po"
Act I: No.12 Aria: "Batti, batti, o bel Masetto"
Act I: Recitativo: "Guarda un po comme seppe"
Act I: "Presto, presto, pria chl venga"
Act I: "Tra questarbori celata" 
Act I: "Bisogna aver coraggio"
Act I: "Ripostate, vezzose ragazze!"
Act II: No.14 Duetto: "Eh, via, buffone, non mi seccar"
Act II: Recitativo: "Leporello!" - "Signore"
Act II: No.15 Terzetto: "Ah, Taci, inguisto core"
Act II: Recitativo: "Amico, che ti par?"
Act II: No.16 Canzonetta: "Deh, vieni alla finestra"
Act II: Recitativo: "Ve gente alla finestra"
Act II: No.17 Aria: "Meta doi voi qua vadano"
Act II: Recitativo: "Zito! Lascia chio senta"
Act II: Recitativo: "Ah i! La testa mia!
Act II: No.18 Aria: "Vedrai, carino"
Act II: Recitativo: "Di molte faci il lume
Act II: No.19 Sestetto: "Sola, sola, in buio loco"
Act II: Recitativo: "Dunque quello sei tu"
Act II: No.20 Aria: "Ah, pieta, signor miei!"
Act II: Recitativo: "Ferma, perfido, ferma!"
Act II: No.21a Aria: "Il mio tesoro intanto"
Act II: "In quail eccessi, o Numi!"
Act II: "Mi tradi quellalma ingrate"
Act II: Recitativo: "Ah, ah, ah, questa e buona!"
Act II: No.22 Duetto: "O statua gentillissima"
Act II: Recitativo: "Calmatevi, Idol mio"
Act II: "Crudele! Ah no, mio bene!"
Act II: "Non mi dir, bellidol mio"
Act II: "Gia la mensa e preparata"
Don Giovanni, K. 527: "Lultima prova dellamor mio"
Don Giovanni, K. 527: "Don Giovanni, a centar teco minitasi!"
Don Giovanni, K. 527: "Ah! Dove il perfido!"


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