Kurt Sanderling

(b. 1912)

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(b Arys, E. Prussia, 1912; d Berlin, 2011).

Ger. conductor. Répétiteur at Berlin State Opera, 1931. Left Ger. 1936, becoming cond. Moscow Radio SO 1936–41. Cond., Leningrad PO 1941–60 (jointly with Mravinsky), East Berlin SO 1960–77, Dresden Staatskapelle 1964–7 (Salzburg Fest. début 1965). Eng. début 1970 (with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch.). Notable interpreter of classics and of Mahler and Shostakovich.

Subjects: Music.

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