Respondent
Maazel, Marion (Marie)
Interview Date
1974
Abstract
Marion Maazel, the mother of conductor, Loren Maazel, she headed the Children's Program for the Pittsburgh Symphony and assisted in reactivating the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony in 1954;
[T1S1] birth in New York, NY; family moves to Los Angeles, CA; parents from Russia; education in music and pharmaceuticals at the University of California at Los Angeles; first marriage and divorce; employment as a lab technician; early family life; interest in music and poetry; second marriage to Lincoln Maazel, a professional singer; birth of son, Loren; moves to Paris for four years for husband's vocal study; return to Los Angeles for husband's career; opens a drug store upon return from Paris; Loren's musical studies and early conducting lessons; family moves to Pittsburgh for Loren's studies; his early conducting career; she becomes a volunteer for the Pittsburgh Symphony; working with Mrs. Benedum on the children's program for the symphony; discipline at home; travels to the International Festival of Youth Orchestras in 1972; her involvement with the reactivation of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony (PYS) in 1954; growth of PYS; her work with PYS for twenty years; recollections of her own musical training as a child;
[T1S2] further recollections of early life in Los Angeles; her siblings' lives; changes in family life; her first marriage; her relationship with her son; family vacations; effects of the depression; further discussion of her relationship with son Loren and his career as a conductor; her grandchildren; husband's father's career as an opera singer; husband's acting with Pittsburgh Playhouse
Subjects
Maazel, Lorin, 1930-; Musicians; Music; Pittsburgh Youth Symphony
City
New York, NY
Profession
Musician, Pharmaceutical Chemist
Work
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony; Pittsburgh Symphony
Length (hours)
1
Interviewer1
Roth, Fay
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 104 FF 19
Identifier
ais196440.291
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh