Morning Glories: Lorin Maazel's legacy

by Rex Levang, Minnesota Public Radio
July 21, 2014

St. Paul, Minn. — This month, the musical world lost the remarkable conductor Lorin Maazel. He began appearing before the public as a child prodigy who conducted major orchestras starting at age of nine.

During his long career, he would hold some of the most important posts in the musical world, as a conductor and administrator. He was also a composer, and when he died at age 84, he was preparing for this year's Castleton Festival--the music festival he founded in Virginia to foster the talents of rising young performers. This week on Morning Glories, we'll hear five of the many recordings made by this prodigiously talented musician.

Monday

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Tuesday

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Wednesday

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2

Thursday

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique")

Friday

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

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