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How conductors keep getting better at 90

Sir Neville Marriner, 90, Sir Roger Norrington, 80, and Sir Andrew Davis, 70, on the secrets of growing old very gracefully

26 July 2014

9:00 AM

26 July 2014

9:00 AM

‘It’s a bad week. I gather we’ve lost one.’ Sir Neville Marriner, himself a huge name, is talking about the death of one of the world’s top conductors. Lorin Maazel, who died at home in Virginia at the age of 84, had led orchestras including the New York Philharmonic. He was still conducting this year.

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All three conductors appear at the 2014 BBC Proms: www.bbc.co.uk/proms

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