- RIP July 14
Famed conductor Lorin Maazel died on Sunday at age 84 after suffering complications from pneumonia. He had been rehearsing for the Castleton Festival, an annual summer series he founded that takes place on his farm in Virginia. Maazel, once a child prodigy, was known for his high energy, and passion for precision over his 72 years at the podium, which included seven years as head of the New York Philharmonic. Read more about his life at The Associated Press.- -
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