We enjoy the heavenly pleasures,/so we avoid all earthly things," read the lyrics -- poorly translated -- to the song that concludes Mahler's Fourth Symphony. Words appropriate to Hans Vonk, for whom, says first violinist Amy Oshiro, being a great musician "is... More >>>
By Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Violist Morris Jacob refers to Vonk's "incredible clarity. It's almost as if he had coffee with these composers. That's what made him so special as a conductor."