US maestro: ‘My grandmother … killed a lot of Germans’main
Jaap van Zweeden, music director in Dallas, is talking about Shostakovich 8 and remembering his grandma who fought in the Dutch resistance.
He quickly adds: ‘She was not proud of it. She said: these young men had a future and I took that away.’
He’s conducting Shostakovich 8 in New York this week.