Biography

The German conductor Kurt Masur (1927 – 2015) established his towering reputation through his position as Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, an orchestra which he rebuilt to its former glory during his tenure from 1970 – 1996. He was also principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic (1991 – 2002) and the London Philharmonic (2000 – 2007). He is famous for his deeply felt interpretations of the German Romantic tradition although his repertoire was broad and he was committed to new music. During his tenure at the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester he recorded extensively for Philips including much of the core symphonic literature, including the works on this release. 

Discography

Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No.1 & Beethoven - Piano Sonata "Moonlight"

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Johannes Brahms - Serenades Op.11 & Op. 16

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Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 & Beethoven - Piano Sonata "Pathétique"

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Brahms - The 4 Symphonies, Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture

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Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies

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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6 "Pastoral"

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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 3"Eroica" & 8

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Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7

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Beethoven - The 11 Overtures

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Beethoven - Symphony No.9 "Choral"

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REMASTERED CLASSICS Beethoven & Bruch - Violin Concertos

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