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Masur, Kurt

Works: 2,946 works in 5,748 publications in 9 languages and 53,783 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Concertos  Live sound recordings  Operas  Music  Drama  Symphonies  Songs  Requiems  Art music 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Singer, Creator
Classifications: M1012, 784.272
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Masur
Four last songs ; Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

50 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Chang performs two of the most popular concertos in the violin repertoire in this long-awaited recording
Concertos from the New World by Yo-Yo Ma( Recording )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
Horn concertos nos. 1 & 2 by Richard Strauss( Recording )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss: Hornkonzert Nr. 1 Es-Dur, op. 11 / Hornkonzert Nr. 2 Es-Dur, o.op. / Weber: Concertino für Horn und Orchester e-Moll, op. 45
Piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Vinnitskaya has now joined Alpha Classics. Her first recording for the label is devoted to one of her repertories of choice: the concertos of Shostakovich.'When I performed the Second Piano Concerto for the first time at the age of eleven, his music seemed very optimistic to me. Only later did I understand everything else that is concealed behind the "façade" of Shostakovich's music.'[The Russian pianist reveals two facets of the composer's music on this disc by juxtaposing the First Piano Concerto in C minor op. 35, an 'insolent' composition with a kaleidoscope of atmospheres and stylistic registers (Russian Romanticism, American jazz, neoclassicism) that constantly surprise the listener, and the more traditional Concerto in F major, which radiates youthful high spirits.] A pupil of Sergey Ossipenko at the Serge Rachmaninoff Conservatory, then of the great Evgeni Koroliov at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg, Anna Vinnitskaya won the Leonard Bernstein Prize, but it was her First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2007 that launched her career. For this recording, Anna Vinnitskaya is surrounded by partners of the front rank: the famous Kremerata Baltica, regarded as one of the most creative ensembles on today's musical scene, and the prestigious wind players of the Staatskapelle Dresden
Violin concerto ; Romances by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genoveva by Robert Schumann( )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genoveva: Oper in vier Akten nach den Dramen von L. Tieck und F. Hebbel, op. 81
Symphonic poems by Franz Liszt( Recording )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by the Londoner Festival Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Scholz. Total play time 62:05
Simply Anne-Sophie by Anne-Sophie Mutter( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RCA Victor chorale of men's voices ; Robert Shaw, con ; Frank Glazer, piano
ASM35 : Anne-Sophie Mutter : the complete musician : highlights by Anne-Sophie Mutter( )

2 editions published in 2011 and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Anne-Sophie Mutter celebrates her 35th anniversary onstage, this collection has been assembled, featuring some of her finest performances
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Die sieben Todsünden = The seven deadly sins ; Mahagonny Songspiel by Kurt Weill( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Sommernachtstraum = A midsummer night's dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberon und Titania, die Herrscher der Elfen und Geister, haben sich gestritten. Nur Puck, der Kobold, kann mit einer Zauberpflanze den Frieden wieder herstellen. Kindgerechte Fassung von Shakespeares "Ein Sommernachtstraum" mit der Musik von Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, erzählt von P. Stangel. Ab 5
Glagolitic mass ; Taras Bulba by Leoš Janáček( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concertos no. 1 & 2 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

9 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 7 : Leningrad by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony No 7 I. Allegretto II. Moderato (Poco Allegretto) III. Adagio IV. Allegro non troppo
Les préludes ; Mazeppa ; Hungarian rhapsodies 2, 3 & 14 ; Rákóczy march ; Hungarian battle march by Franz Liszt( )

3 editions published in 1995 and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Curtius Masur

Kurt Masur chef d'orchestre allemand

Kurt Masur deutscher Dirigent

Kurt Masur direttore d'orchestra tedesco

Kurt Masur Duits dirigent

Kurt Masur dyrygent niemiecki

Kurt Masur German conductor

Kurt Masur tysk dirigent

Kurts Mazurs


Mazur, Kurt

Mazur, Kurt 1927-2015

Курт Мазур

Мазур, Курт

קורט מאזור

كورت ماسور

کورت مازور

쿠르트 마주어


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