Mazel’s last performance

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It was the very last performance Lorin Mazel was going to give in Berlin.  Despite of heavy back pain I took the Ubahn to  the great brassy concert hall. Stood all the way from Prenzlauer Berg to Potsdam.  And mainly partly-sitting-standing on the galleria of the great concert hall.  It was about to be a great happening: Lorin conducting his long-lasting-love Berliner Philarmonics.   Then it turned out that he had cancelled.  A stand in stood in – the  israeli conductor Semyon Buchov. He did a marvellous version of the Schubert 8th Symphony – (The Great).  A monumental version – fully in the spirit of the great maestro Mazel.    Mazel passed away on July 13th:

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