Zubin Mehta press reviews
BBC Proms, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
With this well-oiled machine at his disposal, Mehta's light yet perfectly judged gestures drew a cogent account of Brahms's fourth-movement Passacaglia – the direct ancestor of Webern's Passacaglia, an addition to the programme.
George Hall, The Guardian, 12th September 2009
As with the earlier performances, Mehta conducted from memory and the Vienna Philharmonic responded with their finest playing, culminating in a riveting account of the fourth movement passacaglia.