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Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor
Lorin Maazel dies at 84; world-renowned conductor

The review was glowing. Conductor Lorin Maazel held every player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his thrall. He strode onstage at the Hollywood Bowl "with a swing and determined vigor that gave evidence of his firm intention," a Times reviewer wrote. When Maazel launched into Tchaikovsky's tempestuous "Marche Slave," his stick technique was convincing, his beat definitive, his presence imposing. That was in 1939, when he was 9. In the 75 years that followed, Maazel became known as one of the world's indisputably great conductors, holding top posts with the Vienna State Opera, the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, among others. Sometimes...

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