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Lorin Maazel, 1930-2014
Th Wasington Post ^ | July 13 at 1:18 PM | Anne Midgette

Posted on 07/13/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa

I am stricken to hear of the death today of Lorin Maazel at his home, Castleton Farms, Virginia, in the middle of the festival that he and his wife Dietlinde Turban-Maazel founded there, and that now continues without him.

He was 84 years old and had been suffering from what Nancy Gustafson, Castleton’s executive director, described as an unexplained illness following a kind of collapse from fatigue after spending much of the spring jetting back and forth between Asia, Europe and North America for various high-profile conducting gigs. The official cause of death was “complications following pneumonia.”

He had appeared on opening night of the Castleton Festival on June 28, looking frail and half-supporting himself on the walls as he made his gingerly way to the mike stand to address the audience before the opening of “Madame Butterfly,” which he was scheduled to, but did not, conduct. Instead, he spoke about the ability of opera to move past verisimilitude to present something true to its listeners. It may have been his last public appearance.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: classicalmusic; conductor; lorinmaazel; obituary


Rest In Peace, Maestro Maazel!





"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

1 posted on 07/13/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: Publius; left that other site
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"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 07/13/2014 11:31:55 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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Oh wow. How sad. One of the greats.


3 posted on 07/13/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: ConorMacNessa; Borges; EveningStar

Classical Music Ping.

RIP.


4 posted on 07/13/2014 11:38:52 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Lorin Maazel was a fine conductor. When I saw his name as conductor I knew the results would be a treat. RIP, Maestro.


5 posted on 07/13/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: ConorMacNessa

Oh, man. Sorry to hear this.


6 posted on 07/13/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT by real saxophonist (More Cowbell)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Rest in Peace, Maestro. You leave behind a rich legacy.


7 posted on 07/13/2014 12:16:08 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
With all due respect to a great conductor, there comes a time when you pack it in and relax. Enjoy your well-earned salutations. Trying to die with your boots on may not be the best way to go.
8 posted on 07/13/2014 12:28:51 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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9 posted on 07/13/2014 1:36:47 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: ConorMacNessa

I have the DVD of the “Carmen” movie he did with Rosi as director back in 1984. It’s one of my Desert Island DVD’s. This is the one with Domingo as Don Jose and Julia Maginnis as Carmen.


10 posted on 07/13/2014 2:23:31 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

RIP.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 7:33:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Classical Music Ping List Ping.


12 posted on 07/13/2014 9:07:27 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sad - one of the few whiffs of civilization during my eighteen months on Okinawa back in the ‘60’s - beyond the building of the new R&W Rootbeer stand - was a visit by this young unheard of conductor named Loren Maazel and I think the Cincinnati Symphony - played Gershwin’s Concerto in F among other things I believe - RIP.....


13 posted on 07/13/2014 9:47:54 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sad news, but the maestro lived a long life. Even though he was not one of my all time favorites, I did enjoy many of his recordings.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 8:36:50 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: ConorMacNessa

RIP, Maestro. His Wagner Ring without words was extraordinary.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT by etabeta
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