A remembrance of Lorin Maazel

LORIN MAAZEL has died at the age of 84.  A former conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Maazel was one of the great American conductors of our time.  He had a long and distinguished career in places such as Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and only became director of the NY Philharmonic at the age of 72.  I love his comments at the end of this interview here on the importance of conducting (skip to about 4:35 if you are impatient).

Here is him putting that simplicity and directness into practice.  He will certainly be missed.

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