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Masur, Kurt

Works: 3,875 works in 6,571 publications in 7 languages and 59,481 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Operas  Chamber operas  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Drama  Songs and music  Concertos  Songs  Excerpts 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Contributor, Arranger, Instrumentalist, Dedicatee, Singer, Creator
Classifications: M2010.B75, 782.1
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Concertos from the New World by Yo-Yo Ma( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 600 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( )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 529 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
Rosamunde by Franz Schubert( )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Música incidental para la obra de teatro "Rosamunde" de Helmina von Chezy ; la obertura es de "Die Zauberharfe", D.644
Violin concertos by Max Bruch( )

2 editions published in 2009 and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concerto ; Romances by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in German and English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASM35 : Anne-Sophie Mutter : the complete musician : highlights by Anne-Sophie Mutter( )

2 editions published in 2011 and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simply Anne-Sophie by Anne-Sophie Mutter( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Få fiolinister har oppnådd en høyere stjernestatus enn den tyske fiolinisten Anne-Sophie Mutter. På denne CD-en er hennes beste innspillinger samlet. "Simply Anne-Sophie" består av Anne-Sophie Mutters personlige favoritter med verker av Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Previn, Massenet, Gerswin, Kreisler og Sarasate. CD-en har dermed blitt en spennende og variert samling med stor spennvidde. I tillegg til CD-en inneholder utgivelsen en DVD med bl.a. Vivaldis "De fire årstider" hvor hun spiller med Trondheimsolistene
Genoveva by Robert Schumann( )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genoveva: Oper in vier Akten nach den Dramen von L. Tieck und F. Hebbel, op. 81
Genoveva : op. 81 by Robert Schumann( )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in German and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Oct. 1976 in the Studio Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig
Symphonic poems by Franz Liszt( Recording )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by the Londoner Festival Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Scholz. Total play time 62:05
Eighteenth-century bel canto by Elly Ameling( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Die sieben Todsünden ; [Songs aus] Berliner Requiem, Happy end, Mahagonny, Dreigroschenoper by Kurt Weill( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five piano concertos ; Overture on Hebrew themes by Sergey Prokofiev( )

4 editions published in 1992 and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is early Prokoviev, mostly written before he was 40 ... The one-movement form is not three movements fused into one but a modified sonata design."
Violinkonzert, op. 77 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Masur by Dieter Härtwig( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Masur : durch die Kraft der Musik( Book )

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

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Alternative Names
Curtius Masur

Kurt Masur

Kurt Masur chef d'orchestre allemand

Kurt Masur deutscher Dirigent

Kurt Masur director de orquesta alemán

Kurt Masur director d'orquestra alemany

Kurt Masur direttore d'orchestra tedesco

Kurt Masur Duits dirigent

Kurt Masur dyrygent niemiecki

Kurt Masur German conductor

Kurt Masur professor académico alemão

Kurt Masur tysk dirigent

Kurt Masur tysk professor

Kurt Mazur

Kurts Mazurs


Mazur Kurt

Mazur, Kurt 1927-2015

Курт Мазур

Мазур, Курт

קורט מאזור

كورت ماسور

كورت ماسور قائد فرقة موسيقية ألماني

کورت مازور

쿠르트 마주어


マズーア, クルト


German (118)

English (28)

Latin (10)

Italian (6)

French (3)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)