Manfred Honeck is the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and one of the best conductors in the world. He is also my guest on Q&A. To listen, go here.
We talk about music and the musical life. For instance, what does it take to be a conductor? Why do people make viola jokes? What’s the difference between American orchestras and European ones? What new music is worth listening to? What’s the effect of YouTube, etc.? What about the future of classical music (a much worried-over question)?
And so on.
Maestro Honeck is enriching to listen to, whether he’s on the podium or talking to, well, me. Again, here.