It’s a very interesting TED talk where he starts from telling you that no one is ‘Tone Deaf’ as if you are then you cannot really know its your mother on the phone call. Then goes on to show what is it that grabs you in classical music.... A very interesting talk and you must watch till the end where he talks about a woman he met, who had survived Auschwitz concentration camp...
Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He is known around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership -- and he's been known to do both in a single performance. He uses music to help people open their minds and create joyful harmonies that bring out the best in themselves and their colleagues.
Brief note on Benjamin Zander
His provocative ideas about leadership are rooted in a partnership with Rosamund Stone Zander, with whom he co-wrote The Art of Possibility.
"Arguably the most accessible communicator about classical music since Leonard Bernstein, Zander moves audiences with his unbridled passion and enthusiasm."
Sue Fox, London Sunday Times
Source: Text and Video TED Talk See it here...
"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. He attended a Master Class I gave in London and sat there in his wheelchair for about three hours. When it was over, I went to speak with him. He lifted up his finger in his characteristic way and said, "I see that you are actually a member of the healing profession." It seemed to me the highest accolade."
- Benjamin Zander
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya