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Encyclopedia > Lorin Maazel
Lorin Maazel

Background information
Birth name Lorin Varencove Maazel
Born March 6, 1930 (1930-03-06) (age 77)
Flag of France Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Genre(s) Classical
Occupation(s) Conductor, violinist
Instrument(s) Violin
Years active 1940-present
Associated
acts
Bavarian Radio Symphony
Cleveland Orchestra
Deutsches Symphonie
New York Philharmonic
Orchestre National de France
Pittsburgh Symphony
Vienna State Opera
Notable instrument(s)
Violin
Maazel-Artot 1722 Stradivari

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Maazel was born to American parents in Neuilly-sur-Seine in France and brought up in the United States. He was a prodigy, taking his first conducting lesson at age seven and making his debut at age eight. At the age of eleven, he guest conducted the NBC Symphony Orchestra on the radio. At twelve he toured America to conduct major orchestras. He made his violin debut at the age of fifteen. He later studied at the University of Pittsburgh. Neuilly-sur-Seine is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine département in France. ... Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall]] The NBC Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra established by David Sarnoff of the National Broadcasting Company as a vehicle for conductor Arturo Toscanini. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


In 1960 he became the first American to conduct at Bayreuth. He was conductor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1965 to 1971 and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1965 to 1975. The Bayreuth Festspielhaus (Bayreuth Festival Theatre) is an opera house built to the north of the town of Bayreuth in Germany, dedicated to the performance of Richard Wagners operas. ... Deutsche Oper Berlin The Deutsche Oper Berlin is an opera house located in Berlin, Germany (in what was formerly West Berlin). ... Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra can refer to one of two orchestras: The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, known from 1956 to 1993 as the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and situated in West Berlin during the Cold War The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (East Berlin) (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin) situated in East Berlin...


In 1972, Maazel began his tenure as music director at the Cleveland Orchestra, succeeding George Szell. Maazel's emotional, rich interpretation of music greatly differed from Szell's characteristic crisp, defined precision in performance. One of his most notable recordings during this time was the first complete recording of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, using an all African-American cast (except for the chorus). He held the post until 1982. He has not conducted the Cleveland Orchestra since his departure, although Maazel cancelled a scheduled return engagement in 2006 because of illness.[1] Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the major symphony orchestras in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Maazel then served at the Vienna State Opera from 1982 to 1984 as general manager and chief conductor. From 1984-1988, he was the music consultant to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and its music director from 1988 to 1996. From 1993-2002, he was chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the major orchestras in the United States. ... The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich was founded in 1949 by Eugen Jochum, he was also principal conductor until 1960. ... Munich (German: , pronounced  ; Austro-Bavarian: Minga[2]) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ...


He has conducted the orchestra for three operatic films - Don Giovanni (1979), Carmen (1984), and Otello (1986). Don Giovanni is a 1979 film adaptation of Mozarts classic opera Don Giovanni. ... Carmen is a 1984 film directed by Francesco Rosi. ...


In 2000, Maazel made a guest-conducting appearance with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra after an absence of over twenty years.[2] This engagement led to his appointment as the orchestra's next music director, starting in 2002, succeeding Kurt Masur.[3] He is scheduled to relinquish this position with the New York Philharmonic in 2009 to Alan Gilbert. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in New York City. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Kurt Masur Conducting Mendelssohns Scottish Symphony Kurt Masur (born July 18, 1927) is a German conductor. ... Alan Gilbert is an American conductor, born in New York in 1967. ...


In 2004, Maazel became the music director of the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic. In March 2006, Maazel toured Asia with violinist Lidia Baich, conducting orchestras such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In September 2006 Maestro Maazel conducted the orchestra of the new opera house of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències of Valencia, Spain. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), formed in 1979, is a professional orchestra with 96 musicians. ... New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera Bolshoi Theatre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Maazel has also composed the opera, 1984, based on the George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... 1984 is an opera composed by Lorin Maazel, with a libretto by J.D. McClatchy and Thomas Meehan. ... Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. ... This article is about the Orwell novel. ...


Compositions

  • 1984 (opera), Opera in Two Acts, based on the George Orwell novel
  • Opus 16, The Empty Pot, for Orchestra, Childrens' Chorus, Boy Soprano and Narrator
  • Opus 15, The Giving Tree, for Cello, Narrator, and Orchestra
  • Opus 12, Music for Violin and Orchestra, premiered and recorded by Lorin Maazel
  • Opus 11, Music for Flute and Orchestra, premiered and recorded by James Galway
  • Opus 10, Music for Violoncello and Orchestra, premiered and recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. ... James Galway and his golden flute Sir James Galway (born December 8, 1939) is a Northern Ireland-born virtuoso flutist from Belfast, often called The Man With the Golden Flute. ... Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich KBE (Russian: Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич, Mstislav Leopoldovič Rostropovič, IPA pronunciation ), (March 27, 1927 – April 27, 2007), known to close friends as “Slava”, was a cellist and conductor. ...

References

  1. ^ Donald Rosenberg. "Maazel cancels", Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8 May 2006. Retrieved on 2007-07-15. 
  2. ^ Martin Kettle. "The show goes on", The Guardian, 26 Jan 2001. Retrieved on 2007-04-27. 
  3. ^ Norman Lebrecht. "At last, I've made my father happy", Telegraph, 31 May 2001. Retrieved on 2007-04-27. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ...

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Preceded by
Ferenc Fricsay
Principal Conductor, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
1964–1975
Succeeded by
Riccardo Chailly
Preceded by
Sergiu Celibidache
Principal Conductor, Orchestre National de France
1987–1991
Succeeded by
Charles Dutoit
Preceded by
Sir Colin Davis
Chief Conductor, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
1993–2002
Succeeded by
Mariss Jansons

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Lorin Maazel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (298 words)
Lorin Varencove Maazel (born March 6, 1930) is a conductor, violinist and composer.
Maazel was born to American parents in Neuilly-sur-Seine in France and brought up in the United States.
Following Cleveland, Maazel served at the Vienna State Opera from 1982 to 1984, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 1996, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich from 1993 to 2002.
Sony Classical Artist: Maazel, Lorin (Biography) (646 words)
Lorin Maazel is one of today's pre-eminent conductors, appearing regularly at concert and opera houses throughout the world.
As conductor of opera, Lorin Maazel won acclaim in 1960 when, at the age of thirty, he became the first American and youngest conductor in history to conduct at the Bayreuth Festival.
Lorin Maazel was born in Paris to American parents in 1930.
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