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International music icon dies Sunday

Monday, Jul. 14 | By Ray Finefrock
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International musical icon Maestro Lorin Maazel died on July 13, 2014 from complications following pneumonia. He was at his home, Castleton Farms, rehearsing and preparing for his annual Castleton Festival, when he was taken ill. He was 84.

Maazel was a world-renowned conductor, but he was much more: composer, father, mentor, and most notably for Northern Virginians, founder of the Castleton Festival in Rappahannock County. Since its opening in 2009 the festival has nurtured young musicians and given them opportunities to perform with world famous artists like opera star Denice Graves and flautist Sir James Galway.

During his career, Maestro Maazel was artistic director of the Deutsche Opera, Berlin and General Manager of the Vienna State Opera,; music director of the Radio Symphony of Berlin, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic.
He is survived by daughters Anjali Maazel and Daria Maazel Steketee; son Ilann Maazel and daughter Fiona Maazel; his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, their sons Orson and Leslie, and their daughter Tara, and four grandchildren, Kiran, Owen, Calypso, and Saraha.

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