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Masur, Kurt

Works: 3,154 works in 5,386 publications in 7 languages and 40,766 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Music  Live sound recordings  Songs  Incidental music  Operas  Art music  Songs without words (Instrumental music)  Requiems 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Interviewee, Honoree, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Singer, Creator
Classifications: M1620, 782.42
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Masur
Concertos from the New World by Yo-Yo Ma( Recording )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four last songs Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical sketch of the composer, along with selected excerpts from his music
Babi Yar "Babi Yar" / Dmitri Schostakowitsh. The loss / Yevgeny Yevtushenko by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die sieben Todsünden The seven deadly sins ; Mahagonny Songspiel by Kurt Weill( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RCA Victor chorale of men's voices ; Robert Shaw, con ; Frank Glazer, piano
Genoveva by Robert Schumann( Recording )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genoveva: Oper in vier Akten nach den Dramen von L.Tieck und F.Hebbel, op.81
Ein Sommernachtstraum A midsummer night's dream by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesamtaufnahme der Bühnenmusik
Les préludes Mazeppa ; Hungarian rhapsodies 2, 3 & 14 ; Rákóczy march ; Hungarian battle march by Franz Liszt( )

3 editions published in 1995 and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debussy/ Ravel : Orchestral works by Claude Debussy( )

1 edition published in 1997 and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horn concertos nos. 1 & 2 by Richard Strauss( Recording )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 236 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
Die erste Walpurgisnacht Infelice ; Trompeten-Ouvertüre ; Das Märchen von der schönen Melusine ; Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosamunde : D. 797 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (1) LEIPZIG RADIO CHORUS. (1) GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA, LEIPZIG. (1) MASUR, Kurt (conductor)
Symphonies nos. 3 & 8 by Franz Schubert( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in listening( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Masur one of the world's great Maestros challenges and teaches the next generation of young musicians and conductors by stretching their limits and transforming their perspectives and abilities. Following master classes around the world over a period of a few years, the film is a carefully constructed collage organically interviewing the maestro's teachings and his personal life experiences. The result is a comprehensive emotional portrait of one of the most respected music conductors of our time
Kurt Masur : durch die Kraft der Musik( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kurt Masur : Gewandhauskapellmeister seit 1970 : eine Dokumentation über 25 Jahre by Claudius Böhm( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 0 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-

Mazur, Kurt 1927-2015

Курт Мазур

Мазур, Курт

קורט מאזור

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