In Salzburg, the conductor Herbert Blomstedt made the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra use sparing gestures to achieve maximum performance in all instrumental groups.
“Old Swede!”, A phrase that is said to have been used in the German-speaking area for centuries and expresses admiration and astonishment. Therefore it is not disrespectful if it goes through your head when Herbert Blomstedt takes the stage. The now 94-year-old conductor was warmly welcomed in the Großer Festspielhaus on Saturday lunchtime when he heralded the last Vienna Philharmonic weekend. Under his spell, the orchestra also seemed surprisingly fresh and youthful to jump after a long, challenging summer festival.
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