Kurt Masur

(b. 1927)

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(b Brieg, Silesia, 1927).

Ger. conductor. Cond., Erfurt 1951–3, Leipzig City Th. 1953–5, Dresden PO 1955–8, Schwerin 1958–60. Chosen by Felsenstein as mus. dir., Berlin Komische Oper 1960, staying until 1964. Returned to Dresden PO 1964–7; cond., Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch. 1970–98. Eng. début 1973. Prin. cond. NYPO 1991–2002, LPO 2000–7, mus. dir. French Nat. Orch. from 2001.

Subjects: Music.

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