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Kurt Masur (I) (1927–2015)

One of the most respected and admired artists of his generation, Kurt Masur is a regular guest conductor with the foremost orchestras of North America and Europe. Born in Brieg (Silesia) in 1927, Kurt Masur studied piano, composition and conducting at the Leipzig Conservatory. In 1955, he had his first important engagement conducting the Dresden ... See full bio »

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 2009 Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mendelssohn (TV Movie) (performer: "Violin concerto e-moll op. 64")
 2009 Anne-Sophie Mutter: Encounters with Mendelssohn (Video documentary short) (performer: "Violin concerto e-moll op. 64")
 2006 Copying Beethoven (performer: "Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92")
 2004 The Ninth (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "9th Symphony")
 2002 The Hours (performer: "Beim Schlafengehen")
 1996 Children of the Revolution (performer: "Alexander Nevsky Cantata")
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie) (performer: "Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78" - as Kurt Mazur)
 1990 Wild at Heart (performer: "Im Abendrot")
 1990 Romeo (performer: "Wiegenlied" (Berceuse))
 1989 Too Beautiful for You (performer: "ROSAMUNDE D 797: Entr'acte no 2" - as Kurt Mazur)
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Other Works:

Wrote foreword for "Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt" by Don Nally.

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Prof. Kurt Masur


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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He was Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra from 1970 to 1996. See more »

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