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Masur, Kurt

Works: 2,698 works in 4,914 publications in 7 languages and 37,118 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Music  History  Operas  Biography  Live sound recordings  Music videos  Piano trios  Concert films 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, con, Contributor, Other, per, Instrumentalist, Creator, Singer
Classifications: M1001, 784.2184
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kurt Masur
Four last songs Six orchestral songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos from the New World by Yo-Yo Ma( Recording )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concertos by Max Bruch( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Chang performs two of the most popular concertos in the violin repertoire in this long-awaited recording
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 406 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
Symphonic poems by Franz Liszt( Recording )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by the Londoner Festival Orchestra, conducted by Alfred Scholz. Total play time 62:05
Symphony no. 2 in C minor "Little Russian" by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klavierkonzerte nr. 1 & nr. 2 Piano concertos nos. 1 & 2 by Frdric Chopin( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gershwin by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 283 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 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es ist fast so etwas wie eine Familienproduktion: Für zwei groe Beethoven-Konzerte haben sich die Pianistin Mari Kodama und ihr Ehemann, der Dirigent Kent Nagano, mit dem Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin zusammengetan. Auf ihrem Programm: das Tripelkonzert - 1803/04 in einer äuerst produktiven Schaffensphase entstanden, in einer Zeit, in der Beethoven auch die "Eroica" komponierte - und das dritte Klavierkonzert aus dem Jahr 1800, da war Beethoven an einem Höhepunkt seiner Virtuosenkarriere angelangt. Die beiden anderen Solisten im Tripelkonzert sind Kolja Blacher und Johannes Moser. Blacher und Moser harmonieren insgesamt gut miteinander, Kodama setzt ihren manchmal fast kalt strahlenden Klavierton dazu (...)
The piano concertos by Frdric Chopin( )

5 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teldec: 3984234492
Violinkonzert, op. 77 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 255 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 233 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
Mendelssohn by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the bicentenary of Mendelssohn's birth, Anne-Sophie Mutter recorded a very special tribute combining symphonic music and chamber works. Mutter is joined by Kurt Masur and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig for the concerto and Andre Previn and Lynn Harrell on the chamber works
Violin concertos no. 1 & 2 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

7 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Sommernachtstraum op. 61 = A midsummer night's dream ; Die erste Walpurghisnacht op. 60 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesamtaufnahme der Bühnenmusik
Rosamunde D 797 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

26 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (1) LEIPZIG RADIO CHORUS. (1) GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA, LEIPZIG. (1) MASUR, Kurt (conductor)
Symphony no. 7 "Leningrad" by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonie Nr.7 C-Dur, op.60
Beethoven at bedtime a gentle prelude to sleep by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Curtius Masur

Kurt Masur chef d'orchestre allemand

Kurt Masur direttore d'orchestra tedesco

Kurt Masur dyrygent niemiecki

Kurt Masur German conductor

Kurts Mazurs

Mazur, Kurt.

Mazur, Kurt 1927-

Курт Мазур

Мазур, Курт

קורט מאזור

کورت مازور

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