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Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt, who  turns 97 this week, is still working.
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Decca Classics
Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt, who turns 97 this week, is still working.

Updated July 11, 2024 at 10:29 AM ET

Updated July 11, 2024: Listen to your elders. This week, as Herbert Blomstedt celebrates his 97th birthday (he’s still working!) we hear tracks from throughout the great Swedish conductor’s career, in music from Beethoven and Bartók to Nielsen, Sibelius and Mozart.


Need a deep discovery experience? Try 1000 years of music in this playlist from NPR Classical's Tom Huizenga, which explores everything from new releases to old favorites, and classics from the dawn of the recording era. Our mantra: Bach, Beethoven, before and beyond.

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Tom Huizenga
Tom Huizenga is a producer for NPR Music. He contributes a wide range of stories about classical music to NPR's news programs and is the classical music reviewer for All Things Considered. He appears regularly on NPR Music podcasts and founded NPR's classical music blog Deceptive Cadence in 2010.