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Benjamin Zander (born March 9, 1939, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England) is an English-American conductor. He is the music director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and a faculty member at the New England Conservatory. He is known for his interpetations of the works of Gustav Mahler and his popular pre-concert lectures. March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Map sources for Gerrards Cross at grid reference SU999880 Gerrards Cross is a picturesque village in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Look up conductor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra performing in Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory of Music. ... Gustav Mahler in 1909 Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. ...


Biography

Zander started his early musical training in his native England with cello and composition lessons under the guidance of his father. When he was nine, Benjamin Britten took an interest in his development and invited the family to spend three summers in Aldeburgh with him. This led to a long association with Britten and lessons in music theory and composition from Britten’s close associate Imogen Holst, daughter of Gustav Holst. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... A cello The violoncello, almost always abbreviated to cello (the c is pronounced as the ch in cheese), is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ... Edward Benjamin Britten, (Baron Britten of Aldeburgh), OM (November 22, 1913 – December 4, 1976) was a British composer, conductor and pianist. ... Map sources for Aldeburgh at grid reference TM4656 Aldeburgh is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England; it is located on the Alde river at 52° North, 1° East 1. ... Music theory is a field of study that involves an investigation of the many diverse elements of a music, including the development and methodology for analyzing, hearing, understanding, and composing music. ... Imogen Holst (April 12, 1907-March 9, 1984) was a British composer and conductor, and the only child of composer Gustav Holst. ... Gustav Holst Gustavus Theodor von Holst (September 21, 1874 – May 25, 1934) was an English composer. ...


Zander left school when he was fifteen, moving to Florence at the invitation of the Spanish cello virtuoso, Gaspar Cassadó, who became his teacher and mentor for the next five years. He completed his cello training at the State Academy in Cologne, travelling extensively with Cassadó and performing recitals and chamber music. Founded 59 BC as Florentia Region Tuscany Mayor Leonardo Domenici (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  102 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 356,000 almost 500,000 3,453/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 43°47 N 11°15 E www. ... Gaspar Cassadó (1897 - 1966) was an influential cellist and composer of the early 20th century. ... Köln redirects here. ...


In 1964, Zander completed a degree at London University, winning the University College Essay Prize and a Harkness Commonwealth Fellowship for post-graduate work at Harvard. Boston has been his home ever since. Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London, founded in 1836, is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ...


In 1967, Zander joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory where he teaches an Interpretation Class and conducts the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the conservatory orchestras. During his thirty-two year tenure as conductor of the Youth Philharmonic, he has led the orchestra on twelve international tours, and released five commercial recordings as well as several PBS documentaries. PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ...


In 1979, he became the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he stil holds as of 2006. Their extensive repertoire includes an emphasis on late Romantic and early twentieth century composers, especially the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, of whose work he has become a notable international interpreter. To celebrate the orchestra's 25th Anniversary in 2003-2004, the BPO completed a nearly all-Mahler season, including a concert of Mahler's Second Symphony in Carnegie Hall. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual movement that originated in late 18th century Western Europe. ... In the broadest sense, contemporary music is any music being written in the present day. ... Gustav Mahler in 1909 Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. ... Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 7th Avenue, occupying the east stretch of 7th Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ...


Zander is currently (as of 2006) recording a series of Beethoven and Mahler symphonies with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London for the Telarc label. Each of his recordings includes a full-length discussion disc in which he explains the music. High Fidelity named his recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 6 as the best classical crossover recording of 2002. His recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 was awarded the 2004 Critic’s Choice by the German Record Critic’s Award Association, and his recording of Mahler’s 9th Symphony was nominated for a Grammy Award. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer of Classical music, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. ... The Philharmonia is an orchestra based in London. ... Telarc International Corporation is a Cleveland, Ohio based independent record label, founded in 1977 by two classically trained musicians and former teachers, Jack Renner and Robert Woods. ... High Fidelity is also the title of a book by Nick Hornby and a film directed by Stephen Frears, based upon Hornbys book. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...


On the 19th July 2006 he recieved an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University. Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds Metropolitan University is a University with campuses in Leeds and Harrogate, Yorkshire. ...


Extra-musical life

Zander has an extensive speaking career lecturing to organizations on leadership. He has appeared four times as a keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he was presented with the Crystal award for "outstanding contributions in the Arts and international relations". His book The Art of Possibility, co-authored with his partner, psychotherapist Rosamund Zander, has been translated into fifteen languages. In 2002, Zander was awarded the "Caring Citizen of the Humanities" Award by the International Council for Caring Communities at the United Nations. His brothers, Luke (a doctor) and Michael (a professor of Law at the LSE) are also accomplished musicians. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based foundation whose annual meeting of top business leaders, national political leaders (presidents, prime ministers and others), and selected intellectuals and journalists is usually held in Davos, Switzerland. ... Davos viewed from air Davos is a town in eastern Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden, on the Landwasser River. ... Psychotherapy is a set of techniques intended to improve mental health, emotional or behavioral issues of individuals, family members or a whole familys interactional climate. ... LSE is an initialism for: London School of Economics and Political Science London Stock Exchange This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


External link

  • Official site

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NOW with Bill Moyers. Arts & Culture. Biography: Benjamin Zander | PBS (626 words)
Zander and his wife, psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander, are the authors of THE ART OF POSSIBILITY, which coaches readers on transforming their professional and person lives.
Benjamin Zander started his early musical training in his native England with cello and composition lessons under the guidance of his father, and later under Benjamin Britten, England's leading composer and Imogen Holst, daughter of Gustav Holst.
Zander was awarded the 2002 "Caring Citizen of the Humanities" Award by the International Council for Caring Communities at the United Nations.
RCCO Guest Conductor Kenneth Woods (486 words)
Benjamin Zander started his early musical training, in his native England, with cello and composition lessons under the guidance of his father.
Zander made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic, and returned to conduct four performances of Mahler's Third Symphony with the orchestra in 2003.
Zander has become recognized as one of the seminal teachers of the era, expanding audiences for classical music everywhere through radio and TV appearances, pre-concert lectures and master classes.
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