The concerts Lorin Maazel led in February, 2005, were also his final appearance on the CSO Radio Broadcast series. In remembrance of Lorin Maazel, please enjoy the recording below of Brahms’ Serenade No. 2, and a brief interview in which Maazel reflects on the composer.

For details on Maestro Maazel’s long and distinguished performance history, click here.
For a statement of condolence from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, click here.



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