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Longtime Cleveland Orchestra Director Dies

Posted July 14th, 2014 @ 3:45am

(Cleveland)- Classical music fans in northeast Ohio are mourning the passing of a legendary Cleveland Orchestra leader.

Lorin Maazel died Sunday in Virginia from complications of pneumonia at the age of 84.

Maazel was the Cleveland Orchestra's music director from 1972 to 1982, a period marked by an expanded performance schedule and a playlist from modern and contemporary composers.

Photo Courtesy Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images 


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