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Then and Now

Clip: Season 37 Episode 2 | 1m 24s

Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, Gustav Mahler - these are just a few of the legends who have led the New York Philharmonic. The Philharmonic's current Music Director, Alan Gilbert, explains why it's sometimes best not to try to compete. He leads the Philharmonic at the Opening Gala of its astonishing 171st season, September 27 on PBS. (Check local listings.)

Aired: 09/26/12

Rating: TV-G

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