- Name: Kurt Masur
- Born: 07/18/1927
- Died: 12/19/2015 (88 years old)
- Occupation: Conductor
- Website: http://www.kurtmasur.com/
Kurt Masur (18 July 1927 – 19 December 2015) was a German conductor. Called “one of the last old-style maestros”, he directed many of the principal orchestras of his era. He had a long career as the Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and also served as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He left many recordings of classical music played by major orchestras. Masur is also remembered for his actions to support peaceful demonstrations in the 1989 anti-government demonstrations in Leipzig; the protests were part of the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin wall.
School: University of Music and Theatre Leipzig
Death Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Kurt Masur quotes :
I worked on scores. I went to the musical library in Berlin which is very famous. I discovered that we had scores of Beethoven, printed scores of Beethoven, that are full of mistakes. Not the wrong or false notes, but the wrong dynamic, understandable things.Kurt Masur