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Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Konzerthaus

Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Konzerthaus

Maazel and the Vienna Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich at the Konzerthaus

Lorin Maazel and the Vien­na Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra have a very close rela­tion­ship. In fact, if they were a mar­ried cou­ple they would have cel­e­brat­ed their gold­en anniver­sary in 2012, hav­ing sur­vived and lived to tell the tale of a 50-year col­lab­o­ra­tion. Not that their rela­tion­ship has been a monog­a­mous one: Maazel has worked with over 200 dif­fer­ent orches­tras in his 70-plus years on the podi­um, and the Vien­na Phil­har­mon­ic have had their fair share of part­ners as well.
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