Christiane Amanpour remembers the conductor Lorin Maazel, and the documentary she made on him in North Korea.
An appreciation of conductor Lorin Maazel.
Lorin Maazel, a world-renowned conductor whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in Virginia. He was 84. Maazel died at Castleton Farms from complications following pneumonia, according to a statement by The Castleton Festival, an annual festival Maazel founded with his wife in 2009.
Conductor Lorin Maazel, led New York Philharmonic and other orchestras, dies at age 84 (July 13)
In 2008, New York Philharmonic music director Lorin Maazel led the orchestra in song in Pyongyang, North Korea, in what was billed as a rare diplomatic mission to the isolated nation. Barry Petersen reports.
In rural Virginia, a month-long program of recitals, concerts and operas is both a traditional summer music festival as well as an opportunity for students to train with music greats. Jeffrey Brown visits with founder and renowned conductor Lorin Maazel.
Now in his seventh decade of music making, Maestro Lorin Maazel shared reflections on how he got to where he is today.
Giuseppe Verdi's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragic tale of a man who murders his supposedly unfaithful wife. First rate!
Live From Lincoln Center always asks the important questions. For example: Was Toscanini really a tyrant? On the eve of his retirement from the podium of the New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel reflects on his style - and that of his predecessors.
Opening with the national anthems of North Korea and the United States, The New York Philharmonic performs in the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre, with coverage by Bob Woodruff of ABC, which has had rare access inside the closed society of the DPRK, where contact with the outside world is completely forbidden to citizens. The New York Philharmonic visit marks the first by American artists there.
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