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In the hall with Lorin Maazel

January 15, 2010 |  3:48 pm

Maazel Few musicians are as confident at the podium as Lorin Maazel, whose conducting career spans 70 years and most major orchestras. After seven years on the podium for the New York Philharmonic and with his 80th birthday around the corner, Maazel is a free agent but as busy as ever.

This weekend and next, he leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic through performances of Sibelius, Richard Strauss and Bruckner.

Barbara Isenberg sat in on his rehearsals at Walt Disney Concert Hall and chatted with the maestro. Click here to read her tale.

-- Sherry Stern

Photo: Maazel rehearses with the L.A. Philharmonic. Creidit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times