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Masur, Kurt

Works: 2,879 works in 5,292 publications in 7 languages and 40,289 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Drama  Music  History  Concertos  Requiems  Operas  Biography  Overtures 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Interviewee, Honoree, Author, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Director, Contributor, con, Instrumentalist, Singer, Creator
Classifications: M1010, 784.262
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Masur
Concertos from the New World by Yo-Yo Ma( Recording )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 487 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
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
Violin concertos by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Chang performs two of the most popular concertos in the violin repertoire in this long-awaited recording
The piano concertos by Frédéric Chopin( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11; concerto no. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Symphonic poems by Franz Liszt( Recording )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by the Londoner Festival Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Scholz. Total play time 62:05
Piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief history on container insert. Total time: 61:27
Works for piano & orchestra by Franz Liszt( )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triple concerto Piano concerto no. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 289 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 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violinkonzert, op. 77 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With: overtures Egmont, Leonore, Fidelio, Coriolan
Violin concertos no. 1 & 2 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

9 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesamtaufnahme der Bühnenmusik
Symphony no. 7 "Leningrad" by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonie Nr.7 C-Dur, op.60
Les préludes Mazeppa ; Hungarian rhapsodies 2, 3 & 14 ; Rákóczy march ; Hungarian battle march by Franz Liszt( )

3 editions published in 1995 and held by 235 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 235 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
Debussy/ Ravel : Orchestral works by Claude Debussy( )

1 edition published in 1997 and held by 230 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

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