Today's Classical Music Video

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lorin Maazel Conducts Bartok


Lorin Maazel was in Toronto last week leading his Castleton Festival Orchestra at the new BlackCreek Festival. It was a terrific concert and demonstrated that at the age of 81 Maazel is still one of the world's great conductors. He'll be back at the BlackCreek Festival again later this summer for concerts with the Castleton Festival Orchestra (Porgy and Bess and Carmen) and the London Symphony (Beethoven 9th, Pictures at an Exhibition, etc).
In this video Maazel conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony (Munich) in the last movement from Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. This video is a good example of Maazel's superior technical skills. It is also a colourful and exciting performance.
Paul E. Robinson

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