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Kurt Masur: The Maestro

Audio Samples

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Overture for orchestra in C major ("Trumpet"), Op. 101
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
>     1. Kyrie
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sinfonie Nr. 102 in B flat major, Hob. I
>     102
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sinfonie Nr. 1 in D major "Symphonie classique"
>     2. Larghetto
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sinfonie Nr. 2 in C minor, Op. 17
>     3. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace
>Schumann, Robert : Genoveva, Op. 81
>     Nr. 12
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>     4. Allegretto grazioso
>Mahler, Gustav : Sinfonie Nr. 7 in E minor
>     4. Satz
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano left hand

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Overture for orchestra in C major ("Trumpet"), Op. 101
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sinfonie Nr. 102 in B flat major, Hob. I
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sinfonie Nr. 1 in D major "Symphonie classique"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sinfonie Nr. 2 in C minor, Op. 17
>Schumann, Robert : Genoveva, Op. 81
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Mahler, Gustav : Sinfonie Nr. 7 in E minor
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano left hand
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Notes & Reviews:

Kurt Masur is undoubtedly one of the world's most important conductors. This collection reflects his sovereign command of German symphonic music, and in particular his affinity to Felix Mendelssohn.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Overture for orchestra in C major ("Trumpet"), Op. 101
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1825

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 :: 1. Kyrie
  • Performers: Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano); Peter Schreier; Hermann-Christian Polster (Bass)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1819-1823

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sinfonie Nr. 102 in B flat major, Hob. I :: 102
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1794

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Sinfonie Nr. 1 in D major "Symphonie classique" :: 2. Larghetto
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sinfonie Nr. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 :: 3. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1872

>Schumann, Robert : Genoveva, Op. 81 :: Nr. 12
  • Performers: Karl-Heinz Stryczek (Bass); Gisela Schroter (Voice); Edda Moser (Soprano); Siegfried Vogel (Bass); Peter Schreier
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847-1849

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 :: 4. Allegretto grazioso
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 9 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1881

>Mahler, Gustav : Sinfonie Nr. 7 in E minor :: 4. Satz
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 13 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1904-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano left hand
  • Performer: Siegfried Rapp (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Running Time: 17 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931