Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic in Singapore
11 November 2014
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Known for a conducting style often described as impassioned, forceful and flamboyant, maestro Zubin Mehta conducts the highly acclaimed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Singapore on 11 Nov 2014 at the MasterCard Theatres At Marina Bay Sands
The Israel Philharmonic, under the baton of maestro Mehta, will perform three works: Vivaldi’s Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 (Linz) and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
The “Linz” Symphony, written by Mozart in Linz, Austria, in four days, begins with a slow intensity, building up to a fiery allegro and a finale that races at breakneck speed, demanding Mehta’s masterful control of all the orchestral elements. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 mirrors this emotionally charged build-up and is a narrative that blossoms from tragedy to rousing triumph. It is a stirring performance, first recorded by Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic as early as 1964.
The programme will display Mehta’s mastery of his craft and an intimate, intuitive understanding of an orchestra which he has conducted for over 45 years, having hand-picked each of its 110 musicians.