“This account of the work heaps revelation on revelation.”
– Paul Driver, The Sunday Times (London)
“Zander’s reasoning is consistently sensible, scholarly and compelling… in explaining his efforts to take the composer at his word, Zander gets to the crux of musical interpretation.”
Remembering Dr. Walter Zander
"The best review I ever got was not from a music critic, but from my father. He was 94 years old at the time and completely blind."
Music Since 1900
"A-tonal music is another matter; it says something else."
"In working with Beethoven's tempi over the course of many years I have found that they have come to seem absolutely right."
Everywhere that I travel I meet musicians who began their musical journey with Ben Zander. They retain, gratefully, their enthusiasm, determination, and high ideals!- John Harbison
Ben has a unique way of teaching, coaching, inspiring and presenting the young minds with the wonderful disciplines that are involved in the art of making great music.- Gunther Schuller
Benjamin Zander was put on this earth to set young people on their path to a lifelong relationship with music.- Richard Dyer
“There’s no way this could possibly be a “youth orchestra“—it certainly doesn’t sound like one—not only technically but the way these staggeringly skillful players convey both the extraordinary power and the most intimate nuances of this masterpiece. This is one of the most thrilling Mahler performances I’ve ever – Lloyd Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize winning critic, New York Arts