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Lorin Maazel (1930–2014)

Lorin Maazel was born on March 6, 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Lorin Varencove Maazel. He is known for his work on August Rush (2007), Otello (1986) and The Verdi Requiem (1986). He was married to Dietlinde Turban, Israela Margalit and Miriam Sandbank. He died on July 13, 2014 in Castleton, Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 Lorin Maazel trifft Alice Sara Ott (TV Special) (conductor)
 2008 Cyrano de Bergerac (music director: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana)
 2005-2008 Great Performances (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
 2007 Giuseppe Verdi: Messa Da Requiem (TV Special) (conductor)
 2007 August Rush (conducting instructor: Mr. Highmore)
 2007 La traviata (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1996-2005 Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- 2005 (2005) ... (conductor)
- 1996 (1996) ... (conductor)
 2004 La traviata (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1996 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1991 La fanciulla del West (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1986 Otello (conductor) / (music producer)
 1986 The Verdi Requiem (TV Special) (conductor)
 1986 Madama Butterfly (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1986 L'Enfant et Les Sortileges (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1985 Requiem Mass (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1985 Aida (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1984 Carmen (conductor)
 1983/II Turandot (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1979 Don Giovanni (conductor)
 1979 Luisa Miller (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Music on 2 (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- I Think It Should Go Like This (1973) ... (conductor)
 1963 Le nozze di Figaro (TV Movie) (conductor)
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Other Works:

Conducted the first complete stereo recording of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", in 1976. (His recording was not considered a complete success, and was a studio performance not based on an actual stage production, unlike the Houston Opera's complete version. The Houston Opera production opened in 1976, played on Broadway, was ... See more »

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I think I infuse music with a new passion. Part of this is because I have fallen in love with the New York Philharmonic. The chemistry has just been right. Beyond expectation. See more »


His parents were American music students who were studying in Paris at the time of his birth. He began piano lessons at age 5 and violin at 7. See more »

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