Lorin Maazel, Prodigy Turned Prolific Conductor, Dies at 84

July 14, 2014 4:19 AM

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Lorin Maazel, the most prolific conductor of his generation, a child prodigy who performed with the New York Philharmonic at age 12 and later spent seven years as its music director, died yesterday. He was 84.

He died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Castleton, Virginia, according to the website of the Castleton Festival, of which he was founder. He had been rehearsing and preparing for the sixth annual festival, which began June 28 and runs through July 20.

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