World-renowned conductor Zdeněk Mácal dies at 87

The world-renowned Czech conductor Zdeněk Mácal died on Wednesday at the age of 87, the Czech News Agency reports. During his long career, he conducted more than 170 major orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Between 2003 and 2007, he was also chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic in his native country.

Author: Anna Fodor