Maazel (Ben Spiegel photo)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world in mourning the loss of Lorin Maazel, a frequent and beloved guest conductor for 40 years, from 1973 until 2013. Maazel died on July 13, 2014, at his Castleton Farms estate in Virginia. He was 84.

For details of Maestro Maazel’s long and distinguished collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, click here: Remembering Lorin Maazel


In memory: Recording of Maazel conducting Brahms’ Serenade No. 2

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 ...

Lorin Maazel, 1930-2014

Lorin Maazel, a guest conductor and music director of some of the world's greatest orchestras, died July 13, after suffering complications from pneumonia. He was 84. Maestro Maazel had appeared regu...