Maestro, 92, signs on to record two symphonic cycles

Herbert Blomstedt, in an engaging conversation with Alan Gilbert, announced that he he committed to record two set of symphonies with the Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestra – the nine symphonies of Schubert and Franz Berwald’s four. The two composers, he explains, were born within the same year.

On his time in lockdown, he says, ‘I’ve been studying new scores that I’m planning to perform next season.’

Watch the distanced conversation here.