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Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 03 Apr 2005

Musical Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the musical director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Lorin Maazel.

He was a child prodigy whose career as a conductor has survived, and thrived, beyond his early precocity. His musical talent became apparent at the age of five, when he began playing the violin, while at seven he was discovered conducting a piece by Haydn playing on his parents' record player. He was the first American and youngest conductor, at the age of 30, to conduct Lohengrin at Bayreuth. After a career which has included prestigious posts at the Vienna State Opera and the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, he is currently Musical Director of the New York Philharmonic. In May this year, Lorin Maazel's first opera, an adaption of George Orwell's 1984, will he performed at the Royal Opera House in London.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Claude Debussy/Heifetz

1.

Claude Debussy/Heifetz

Prélude (from L'enfant prodigue)

Performer: Claude Debussy/Heifetz

Giuseppe Verdi

2.

Giuseppe Verdi

Ave Maria (from Otello)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin

3.

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin

Prelude in E major, Op. 11/9

Performer: Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin

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Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

4.

Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 4 In G minor

Composer: Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

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Ludwig van Beethoven

5.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major 'Eroica'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Franz Schubert

6.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

String Quartet No. 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' - 4th movement

Composer: Franz Schubert

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Johann Sebastian Bach

7.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major - 4th movement

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Gabriel Fauré

8.

Gabriel Fauré

Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 63

Composer: Gabriel Fauré

Others who chose this artist

Book

Pensées by Blaise Pascal

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Luxury item

Vermeer Painting - The Piano Lesson.

Others who chose a similar luxury

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 31 Jul 1971

Conductor

Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Lorin Maazel.

Choices

Gustav Mahler

1.

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4 In G Major

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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Johann Sebastian Bach

2.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg variations

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach

3.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata No. 3 in A minor

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Richard Strauss

4.

Richard Strauss

Don Quixote

Composer: Richard Strauss

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Claude Debussy

5.

Claude Debussy

La danse de Puck (from Preludes, Book 1)

Composer: Claude Debussy

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Richard Wagner

6.

Richard Wagner

Siegfried Idyll

Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

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Franz Schubert

7.

Castaway's favourite

Franz Schubert

String Quartet No. 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden'

Composer: Franz Schubert

Others who chose this artist

Giuseppe Verdi

8.

Giuseppe Verdi

Falstaff

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Others who chose this artist

Book

The collected works by Epictetus

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Chess set with a problem book

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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