Benjamin Zander Center

Forging transformative pathways to human growth through the musical teachings of Benjamin Zander

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“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.”
– Gramophone

“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 heard.”

– Lloyd Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize winning critic, New York Arts