On April 29th, the great conductor Zubin Mehta celebrated his 77th Birthday!
I admire Zubin Mehta’s conducting career a lot!
He is the music conductor for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Zubin Mehta has been the main conductor (with the also extraordinary conductor Lorin Maazel) of the Palau de les Arts, the new opera house of the City of Arts and Sciences, in Valencia, Spain.
One of the most memorable moments of Maestro Mehta’s career is, of course, when he conducted the now historical first concert of “The Three Tenors” (José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti) in the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy, in 1990.
And Maestro Mehta also conducted the second famous “Three Tenors Concert” in Los Angeles, California in 1994.
Both concerts are now in the history of unforgettable moments of the history of music and Opera.
Zubin Mehta also conducted the very famous Vienna New Year’s Concert in the years of 1990, 1995, 1998 and 2007. I remember watching this beautiful New Year’s concerts in Vienna. Maestro Mehta was such delightful to watch!
And how can I forget Chopin’s Piano concertos nos. 1 & 2 that Maestro Mehta conducted with the Vienna Philharmonic and with the also wonderful and famous pianist Lang-Lang as soloist!
And two year’s ago, Zubin Mehta received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Congratulations again, Maestro Mehta!