A Great Song: A Biography of Herbert Blomstedt, World-Renowned Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

A Great Song: A Biography of Herbert Blomstedt, World-Renowned Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

by Ursula Weigert, Herbert Blomstedt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816362479
Publisher: Pacific Press Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2017
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

My Life-a Great Song 9

A Cosmopolitan Childhood 11

The Foundations Are Laid 37

A Very Special yet Normal Family 57

Finally a Conductor! First Appointments in Scandinavia 73

Stockholm-a "Home Game" 89

The Summer Courses in Loma Linda 97

"It Was a Give-and-Take": At the Staatskapelle Dresden 103

Reencounter With the New World: The Time in San Francisco 127

Interlude in Hamburg 147

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra: "I Couldn't Say No" 153

Around the World as Honorary and Guest Conductor 185

Contributions by Herbert Blomstedt 203

What I Learned From My Teachers-Esteemed Role Models 207

What I Learned From My Orchestras 215

"Why I Am a Christian" 235

Appendix A Biographical Information, Honors and Awards, Discography (Selection) 241

Appendix B Example Concert and Work Schedule for the 2013/2014 Season 247

Appendix C The Herbert Blomstedt Collection in Gothenburg 253

Photos 255

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