Lorin Maazel, Prolific Conductor of Prodigal Roots, Dies at 84
Lorin Maazel, the most prolific conductor of his generation who performed as a child prodigy with the New York Philharmonic at 12 and later spent seven years as its music director, has died. He was 84.
Maazel died today of complications from pneumonia at his home in Castleton, Virginia, the New York Times reported, citing his spokeswoman, Jenny Lawhorn.
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