Zubin Mehta-Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds

Author: Arthaus Musik

An extensive portrait about one of the world’s leading conductors who celebrates his 85th birthday on 29th April 2021.

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Zubin Mehta is one of the world`s leading conductors. Born and raised in India, he is a brilliant symbol of today`s cross-cultural world and a living proof of the power of music to bridge different cultures and to break social and political barriers. On the occasion of Zubin Mehta’s 80th birthday in 2016, filmmaker Bettina Ehrhardt created a tender homage to this exceptional artist, who was Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic as well as the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Conductor Laureate of the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic. The film deals with an artist loved by audiences and musicians alike because he radiates warmth and humanity, in both his music and his life.

Including the complete performance of Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder (2010) recorded at Semperoper Dresden featuring the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and Thomas Quasthoff conducted by Zubin Mehta.
Since 1994 Zubin Mehta has been closely associated with the Staatskapelle Dresden. With this concert, the last recording in which Thomas Quasthoff sings classical repertoire before he turned over to his career in jazz, the Staatskapelle Dresden initiated its Mahler celebrations due to the composer’s 150th birthday in 2010 under Mehta’s direction.

Worldwide Release on 23 April 2021
Cat. No.: 109439 (DVD)

Genre Documentary
Production year 2016
Duration 120 mins
Video format DVD / NTSC
Audio format PCM 2.0 Stereo (Documentary), DTS 5.0 (Concert)
Production Company bce films
Director Bettina Ehrhardt
Main Actor Zubin Mehta
Composer Gustav Mahler
Orchestra / Band Sächsische Staatskapelle
Conductor Zubi Mehta


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