- Mr Maazel was also clearly moved.
- As Mr Maazel and the concert master returned to the empty stage, some North Koreans applauded over their heads.
- Mr Maazel told reporters that the Philharmonic had not been given such an enthusiastic reception in a long time.
- "Someday a composer may write a work entitled 'Americans in Pyongyang," said Maazel.
- Lorin Maazel began his relationship with the PSO in 1984 as Music Consultant but later served as Music Director from 1988-1996.
- At a press conference, Maazel, recalled the orchestra’s 1959 visit to Moscow, the first of several to the Soviet Union.