Watch: A conductor takes flight

Watch: A conductor takes flight


norman lebrecht

April 23, 2018

Not an orchestra in sight.


  • Gunter says:

    who is it?

  • BillG says:

    Remember Edwardo Mata.

    • Meal says:

      And: Karajan!

    • fierywoman says:

      … and remembering that Mata died because his plane crashed.

      • J. Froberger says:

        It still hurts….he died due to the crash in january 1995. A few weeks earlier i wittnessed his final concert in Rotterdam with the Rotterdam Philharmonic. The complete balletmusic from “El Sombrero”, de Falla. Without any doubt he was (maybe is) the best conductor for this music…I cherish also deeply his recording(s)of music from his compatriot Revueltas

    • Cubs Fan says:

      Michael Christie, former music director of the Phoenix Symphony and also Melbourne, now at the opera in Minneapolis, flies his own plane all over.

  • Anonvln says:

    Hi Daniel!

  • Anthony Kershaw says:

    Daniel Harding has a full (A320?) simulator ($$$$$) in his Paris basement.

    He’s nuts about flying.

  • bystander says:

    Is that Andrew Staples in the backseat?

  • Ainslie says:

    What’s the music?

  • Vittorio Parisi says:

    My friend Daniel Szomogy-Toth conductor in Debrecen, Hungary, is a licensed pilot of big planes