18. June 2009 · Comments Off on Musicians’ Quotes About Lorin Maazel · Categories: Links, Quotes

“Maestro Maazel has shaped and guided me as an artist and an oboist in a direction that I didn’t know existed. He has inspired me to be better every day. I am hoping to share those fruits with my colleagues in the New York Philharmonic for many years to come.”
— Liang Wang, Principal Oboe

“Speaking as a member of the woodwind section, I think Mr. Maazel has done more than any other conductor to improve the quality of our sound. We feel ‘safe’ when we play with him, as we always know exactly where to place the beat, and he always lets us feel that we can play with beauty and expression. When I hear the New York Philharmonic on the radio, I am overwhelmed by how lush and exciting it sounds.”
— Judith LeClair, Principal Bassoon


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