Zubin Mehta Conducts

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra performed at the Jamshed Bhabha theatre April 8,9,10. On the 9th they played a stunning Dvorak with Mstislav Rostopovitch while the 10th was exclusively Beethoven with Julian Rachlin on the violin.

The sound in the Jamshed Bhabha is incredible and the ability to hear instruments without any amplifincation or microphones makes this all the more special. I don’t know why Indian Classical musicians insist on low quality mics and very bad amplification. It would be a treat to hear their natural voices and sounds.

Egmont Overture Op84, Violin Concerto in D major op 61, followed by Symphony 7 in A Major. Rachlin’s encore was a virtuoso piece by Eliah while Mehta’s encore was from Puccini’s opera Tosca di Giacomo. Puccini was very Hollywood 30’s lush, grand and very sweet.