Authentic Autograph by the famous conductor Zubin Metha. Photo Postcard ( Photo Cordula Groth ) signed by Zubin Metah with golden pen..
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
4,1 x 6 inches. Very fine condition.
Zubin Mehta was born into a Parsi family in Bombay (now Mumbai).Zubin initially intended to study medicine, but eventually became a music student in Vienna at the age of 18, under the eminent instructor Hans Swarowsky. Also at the same academy along with Zubin were conductor Claudio Abbado and conductor/pianist Daniel Barenboim. In 1958, he made his conducting debut in Vienna. The same year he won the International Conducting Competition in Liverpool and was appointed assistant conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1961, he was named assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; however, the orchestra's music director designate, Georg Solti, was not consulted on the appointment, and Solti subsequently resigned in protest; soon after, Mehta himself was named Music Director of the orchestra, and held the post from 1962 to 1978.
He later moved to the New York Philharmonic from 1978 to 1991, becoming the longest holder of the latter post. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra appointed Mehta its Music Advisor in 1969, Music Director in 1977, and made him its Music Director for Life in 1981. Additionally, from 1998 until 2006, he was Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra named him its Honorary Conductor.
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