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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 Special) (conductor - segment "Violin Concerto")
 2008 Kurt Masur: Adventures in Listening (Documentary) (conductor)
 2007 Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music (TV Series documentary) (conductor - 1 episode)
 2007 Kurt Masur: A Life in Music (TV Special) (conductor)
 2001 Great Performances (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
 1996 Die Eisprinzessin (TV Movie) (music - as Prof. Kurt Masur)
 1992 Hotel Deutschland (musical director)
 1991 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 (TV Special documentary) (conductor)
 1976 The Lively Arts (TV Series documentary) (conductor - 1 episode)
- In Performance: The Gewandhaus Orchestra (1976) ... (conductor)
 1969 Othello (conductor)
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Other Works:

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

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Alternate Names:

Prof. Kurt Masur


6' 3" (1.91 m)


Tomoko Sakurai  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

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

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