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Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel

Conductor

Born in France but educated in the United States, Maazel was a rare example of a genuine child prodigy; he began studying conducting at the age of seven and made his debut at eight, followed by a radio appearance guest-conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra at only eleven, and by his early teens he had conducted major orchestras all over the United States as well as performing as a violinist.

Further Reading: Lorin Maazel

 Obituary, Lorin Maazel (1930-2014)

American conductor who first recorded Porgy and Bess and took the New York Philharmonic to North Korea dies at the age of 84.

 Recording of the Week, Americans in Pyongyang

The New York Philharmonic’s visit to North Korea with Lorin Maazel is charted in an insightful and moving documentary, culminating in a concert of music by Wagner, Dvořák and Gershwin.

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