Zubin Mehta brings Beethoven to Kashmir


SRINAGAR

The setting could not be more perfect. A cerulean autumn sky, majestic Chinar trees, a flower-bedecked Shalimar Garden and the magic of Zubin Mehta brought to life Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky as he conducted the Bavarian State Orchestra in the ‘Ehsas-e-Kashmir’ (Feel of Kashmir) concert Saturday evening. It all went off without a hitch.

The orchestra, comprising around 80 musicians, enthralled a select audience of around 800 special invitees, some of whom had come in private and chartered planes from outside the state.

The audience seemed to understand every nuance of the compositions played by the musicians as their applause was matched by Mehta’s smiling appreciation.

Full report here New Indian Express

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