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Topic - Lorin Maazel
The Castleton Festival, located on the estate of celebrated conductor/composer Lorin Maazel in Virginia's Rappahannock County, is a cultural "Brigadoon" for music lovers. This marks the fifth season of what began as the mission of Mr. Maazel and his award-winning actress wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, to mentor the next generation of classical musicians and artists.
While Lorin Maazel isn't slowing down, his tempi are based on the performance of Verdi's "Don Carlo" he led to mark the 50th anniversary season of his Metropolitan Opera debut.
Valery Gergiev has been appointed principal conductor of the Munich Philharmonic starting with the 2015-16 season.
As a boy taking piano lessons in Buenos Aires, Maximo Flugelman was happier improvising his own tunes than practicing the Haydn sonata assigned by his teacher.
It's summertime, and the living is ... boring? Well, you don't have to just sit at home and watch reruns on TV. Every summer, it seems, there is more to see, hear and enjoy in the Washington area.
"When I began looking two years ago for a vehicle for our little theater, I thought of Ingrid Bergman's movie version of the Cocteau play," Mrs. Maazel said.
"I think Munich is a different color in the musical map of Europe and deeply rooted in this Austrian-German or better to say German or even Bavarian music tradition. Look at Richard Strauss. Look at Wagner," he said Friday during a telephone interview after a news conference in Munich. "Every program is repeated three times. In London once, sometimes twice."