Top Former Philharmonic Maestro: Mehta, Masur or Maazel?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur and Lorin Maazel are conductors of vastly different personalities and musical temperaments. All left their mark on the New York Philharmonic in distinctive ways. Before tonight's live broadcast of the Philharmonic’s opening night gala -- led by current music director Alan Gilbert -- we're looking back to the Philharmonic’s three most recent conductors.
After a last-minute surge, Zubin Mehta was your pick for who you'd like to hear conducting the New York Philharmonic in a major orchestral work. We played him at the helm of Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 at noon.