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Masur, Kurt

Overview
Works: 2,900 works in 5,648 publications in 10 languages and 51,483 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Concertos  Live sound recordings  Music  Drama  Art music  Songs  Symphonies  Requiems  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Contributor, Singer, Instrumentalist, Creator
Classifications: M1012, 784.272
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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 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 935 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 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 596 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 525 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
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 429 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
Genoveva by Robert Schumann( )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 414 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 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by the Londoner Festival Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Scholz. Total play time 62:05
Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 344 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 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Anne-Sophie Mutter celebrates her 35th anniversary onstage, this collection has been assembled, featuring some of her finest performances
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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Glagolitic mass ; Taras Bulba by Leoš Janáček( )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 285 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 284 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
Violin concertos no. 1 & 2 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

9 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 281 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 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony No 7 I. Allegretto II. Moderato (Poco Allegretto) III. Adagio IV. Allegro non troppo
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 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1995 and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 263 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

كورت ماسور

کورت مازور

쿠르트 마주어

クルト・マズア

マズーア, クルト

庫爾特·馬蘇爾

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