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Forbes Online - 20.7.2014

The world-famous musician Lorin Maazel died on July 13th at his home in Castleton, Virginia. Maazel was a distinguished violinist and a great conductor with a profound feeling for the romantic and modern repertoire.

He was also a composer, whose opera 1984 gives musical form to Orwell's nightmare, and shows that Maazel was one of the rare intellectuals who grasped the inner reality of totalitarian government. In addition to his very great virtues as an artist and a musician, Maazel deserves to be remembered also for his public spirit, inherited in part from his mother, who founded the Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra in her adopted city.

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