Vladimir Ashkenazy - great pianist, fine conductor, modest wonderful human being.
"Zubin Mehta is an Indian Parsi conductor of western classical music. He is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra."
I believe this is Maestro Claudio Abado. The last time I attended his concert was at the Carnegie Hall post September 11th 2001. As always ,awe inspiring program,Beethoven's 4th Symphony among others,conducting The Berlin Philharmonic,numerous curtain calls.
Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham 1943 TIME cover art by Boris Chaliapin