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Mehta, maestro

Zubin Mehta rose from being a starving student in Vienna to a hotshot conductor of top orchestras to an elder statesman of music diplomacy. But he believes his work is not done.


WHEN he was 15, Zubin Mehta stood trembling before the Bombay Symphony Orchestra and attempted to conduct it. His father, Mehli Mehta, had founded the small orchestra out of his love of Western classical music. Failing to attract enough members, he had instructed his young son - to whom he