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Manfred Honeck's Musical Journey

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The Austrian-born conductor Manfred Hoeneck has led a storied life. His first exposure to music was through learning folk music on the traditional mid-European lute, the zither. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, his journey onward from the Vienna Philharmonic to Pittsburgh and beyond is reflected in a favorite symphony by a composer the conductor regards as a fellow traveler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSmMFMJOYlA&feature=share

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Listen to Jim's interview with Manfred Honeck from his recent appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra