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The Turn of the Screw (Photo of Lorin Maazel)

Lorin Maazel

For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world's most esteemed and sought-after conductors. He currently holds two prominent music directorships, which together with a wide range of guest conducting engagements, encompass an extraordinary breadth of activity. He is in his seventh and final season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, which is not only the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States but also the world's most prolific, having given over 14,000 concerts since its founding. At the other end of the historical spectrum, Maestro Maazel is also Music Director of a newly created musical organization: the spectacular, Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (which opened with the start of the 2006-07 season). Maestro Maazel's 2007-08 season was highlighted by his third Asian tour with the New York Philharmonic, including a historic concert in Pyongyang, North Korea; a Tchaikovsky Festival in New York, a nationally televised New Year's Eve concert with Joshua Bell as soloist, among a full subscription schedule.

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Understanding the Music: Wagner/Maazel - The Ring without Words

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