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Lorin Maazel dies at 84; legendary conductor began as child prodigy
Lorin Maazel dies at 84; legendary conductor began as child prodigy

Lorin Maazel, who began his career as a child prodigy and went on to conduct many of the world's great orchestras, has died at the age of 84. Maazel died Sunday in Virginia of complications from pneumonia, according to a news release from Castleton Festival officials. He had been at his home, Castleton Farms, preparing for his annual music festival, according to organizers. His death came a month after he resigned with a "heavy heart" from his position as music director of the Munich Philharmonic, citing health concerns. At the time he thanked the many fans who had asked him to keep conducting and said he hoped to return after this season, as well as accept "occasional appearances...

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