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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2011
The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin Maazel. But this summer, Castleton is expanding beyond the rolling hills of the farm where Maazel and his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, launched the festival two years ago. If you're not up for the two-hour-plus drive from Baltimore, you can get a taste of the Castleton magic a shorter distance away.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
Lorin Maazel, an unusually brilliant conductor with an extraordinary mind, uncanny technique and an ability to sculpt performances of remarkable expressive beauty, died Sunday at the age of 84 in Virginia. A statement released by the Castleton Festival, which he and his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, founded at their expansive, idyllic country estate, attributed the cause of death to complications from pneumonia. Months ago, the brilliant conductor Lorin Maazel began canceling engagements around the world and relinquished his post as music director of the Munich Philharmonic.
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By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | May 22, 2006
CASTLETON, Va.-- --I was looking for a retreat," Lorin Maazel says, by way of explaining how he came to be a Virginia farm owner 18 years ago. "I saw myself as the Solzhenitsyn of conductors," he says. "I would build a wall. No one would see me." A thin smile comes across Maazel's face. "But I'm really not the hermit type." The Turn of the Screw conducted by Lorin Maazel, 7:30 tonight at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Virginia and New Hampshire avenues, N.W. Tickets are $35 to $50. Call 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
With frigid temperatures and patches of snow and ice all over Baltimore, it's even more fun to contemplate the just-announced 2014 Castleton Festival, since one thing you can count on at this engaging enterprise deep in Virginia's Rappahannock County is plenty of warmth. The sixth annual festival will run June 28 to July 20. Castleton, founded by prominent conductor Lorin Maazel on his sprawling country estate and co-directed with his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, is most noted for its opera productions showcasing rising young talent.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
It may not rival Europe's splashy classical music festivals, but the summer presentation of concerts and operas held on the grounds of Castleton Farms, the inviting Virginia estate of conductor Lorin Maazel and his wife, actress Dietlinde Turban-Maazel, is quite an attraction. The Castleton Festival, which opens its second season Friday and offers events each weekend through July 25, is a 2 1/2-hour drive from Baltimore into scenic rolling hills of Rappahannock County. Two venues on the property provide audiences with unusually close-up experiences.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
If you haven't yet taken the drive into sweet Virginia countryside to sample the Castleton Festival, this sure looks like a good year to make the trip. The fifth annual festival, held on the sprawling grounds of conductor Lorin Maazel's estate in Rappahannock County, promises two big operas -- Verdi's "Otello" and Puccini's "La fanciulla del West" -- and two Mahler symphonies, just for starters. There's room, too, for a remarkable double-bill of Poulenc's riveting one-woman opera "La voix humaine" and the Cocteau play that inspired it, the first time, apparently, the two have been presented in tandem.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
With frigid temperatures and patches of snow and ice all over Baltimore, it's even more fun to contemplate the just-announced 2014 Castleton Festival, since one thing you can count on at this engaging enterprise deep in Virginia's Rappahannock County is plenty of warmth. The sixth annual festival will run June 28 to July 20. Castleton, founded by prominent conductor Lorin Maazel on his sprawling country estate and co-directed with his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, is most noted for its opera productions showcasing rising young talent.
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October 2, 2008
THEATER 'Broadway: Three Generations' Actress Shirley Jones hosts this three-act evening of abridged concert performances of Girl Crazy, Bye Bye Birdie and Side Show. The show tracks the development of the Broadway musical over three generations of composers. See Broadway: Three Generations at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, today through Sunday. Performances vary. Tickets cost $25-$90. Go to kennedy-center.org. Mary Carole McCauley Poet Joy Harjo Enjoy a family-focused afternoon of poetry and nature with Native American poet Joy Harjo.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
I told you this would be a good summer to check out the Castleton Festival. There has been plenty of worthwhile activity each year at this venture, held deep in verdant Virginia countryside on the estate of celebrated conductor Lorin Maazel, but this fifth anniversary season stands out. To start, two large-scale operas -- Verdi's "Otello" and Puccini's "La fanciulla del West. " The opportunity to hear Maazel, one of the world's most impressive podium masters, lead these works is reason enough to make the schlep (a minimum two-and-a-half-hour drive from downtown Baltimore)
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | May 12, 1991
It's no secret to readers of this newspaper that -- compared to their concert performances -- the recordings of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and David Zinman for the Telarc label have been disappointments.Part of the problem seems to have been the performances themselves -- performing for microphones is not the same as performing for people, and the BSO is not exactly a frequent visitor to the recording studio. But at least as important a reason is that Telarc's engineers did not seem to know how to record in Meyerhoff Hall.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
I told you this would be a good summer to check out the Castleton Festival. There has been plenty of worthwhile activity each year at this venture, held deep in verdant Virginia countryside on the estate of celebrated conductor Lorin Maazel, but this fifth anniversary season stands out. To start, two large-scale operas -- Verdi's "Otello" and Puccini's "La fanciulla del West. " The opportunity to hear Maazel, one of the world's most impressive podium masters, lead these works is reason enough to make the schlep (a minimum two-and-a-half-hour drive from downtown Baltimore)
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
If you haven't yet taken the drive into sweet Virginia countryside to sample the Castleton Festival, this sure looks like a good year to make the trip. The fifth annual festival, held on the sprawling grounds of conductor Lorin Maazel's estate in Rappahannock County, promises two big operas -- Verdi's "Otello" and Puccini's "La fanciulla del West" -- and two Mahler symphonies, just for starters. There's room, too, for a remarkable double-bill of Poulenc's riveting one-woman opera "La voix humaine" and the Cocteau play that inspired it, the first time, apparently, the two have been presented in tandem.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2011
The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin Maazel. But this summer, Castleton is expanding beyond the rolling hills of the farm where Maazel and his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, launched the festival two years ago. If you're not up for the two-hour-plus drive from Baltimore, you can get a taste of the Castleton magic a shorter distance away.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
It may not rival Europe's splashy classical music festivals, but the summer presentation of concerts and operas held on the grounds of Castleton Farms, the inviting Virginia estate of conductor Lorin Maazel and his wife, actress Dietlinde Turban-Maazel, is quite an attraction. The Castleton Festival, which opens its second season Friday and offers events each weekend through July 25, is a 2 1/2-hour drive from Baltimore into scenic rolling hills of Rappahannock County. Two venues on the property provide audiences with unusually close-up experiences.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2008
THEATER 'Broadway: Three Generations' Actress Shirley Jones hosts this three-act evening of abridged concert performances of Girl Crazy, Bye Bye Birdie and Side Show. The show tracks the development of the Broadway musical over three generations of composers. See Broadway: Three Generations at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, today through Sunday. Performances vary. Tickets cost $25-$90. Go to kennedy-center.org. Mary Carole McCauley Poet Joy Harjo Enjoy a family-focused afternoon of poetry and nature with Native American poet Joy Harjo.
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By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | May 22, 2006
CASTLETON, Va.-- --I was looking for a retreat," Lorin Maazel says, by way of explaining how he came to be a Virginia farm owner 18 years ago. "I saw myself as the Solzhenitsyn of conductors," he says. "I would build a wall. No one would see me." A thin smile comes across Maazel's face. "But I'm really not the hermit type." The Turn of the Screw conducted by Lorin Maazel, 7:30 tonight at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Virginia and New Hampshire avenues, N.W. Tickets are $35 to $50. Call 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
Lorin Maazel, an unusually brilliant conductor with an extraordinary mind, uncanny technique and an ability to sculpt performances of remarkable expressive beauty, died Sunday at the age of 84 in Virginia. A statement released by the Castleton Festival, which he and his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, founded at their expansive, idyllic country estate, attributed the cause of death to complications from pneumonia. Months ago, the brilliant conductor Lorin Maazel began canceling engagements around the world and relinquished his post as music director of the Munich Philharmonic.
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January 4, 1999
Rolf Liebermann, 88, a Swiss composer who led the Hamburg Opera for more than a decade before sparking the revival of the moribund Paris Opera, died Saturday in Paris. The cause of death was not made public.Liebermann spent 13 years as head of the Hamburg Opera, from 1959 to 1972, before joining the Paris Opera as chief administrator at a time when it was being abandoned by the public and by stars.The Liebermann years, from 1973 to 1980, "were those of revival, reform and a period of great splendor," Paris Opera Director Hughes Gall said.
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | May 12, 1991
It's no secret to readers of this newspaper that -- compared to their concert performances -- the recordings of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and David Zinman for the Telarc label have been disappointments.Part of the problem seems to have been the performances themselves -- performing for microphones is not the same as performing for people, and the BSO is not exactly a frequent visitor to the recording studio. But at least as important a reason is that Telarc's engineers did not seem to know how to record in Meyerhoff Hall.
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