Legendary conductor Lorin Maazel died today, at the age of 84. This video shows him conducting the indescribably beautiful Korean folk song “Arirang” during the New York Philharmonic’s historic performance in North Korea in 2008.
"There’s no sides - there’s no North and South in ‘Arirang,’ " Maazel said in an interview after the performance. "It’s a melody for everybody. All these artificially created barriers fade away."