Kurt Masur

WRTI Spotlight
10:55 am
Sat October 20, 2012

All-French Program From the New York Philharmonic Archives: Oct. 21 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Leonard Bernstein

It's all all-French program on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast - performances drawn from the Philharmonic's vast recorded archive.  Music by Massenet that includes an historic performance by the Philharmonic conducted by Josef Stransky (who became the orchestra's music director in 1911, following the death of Gustav Mahler), and appearances by Luciano Pavarotti and mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby.  Also on the program, works by Clause Debussy that include the Image pour Orchestra, and Le Martyre de Saint Sebastian.

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Deceptive Cadence
9:47 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Masur And Levine On Parkinson's, Animating Wild Things And Shattering A Stereotype

Conductor Kurt Masur and his wife Tomoko in 2010.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 4:53 pm

  • New York Philharmonic Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur, 85, has announced that he has been living with Parkinson's disease for several years: "I have had the fortune of receiving great medical care since the diagnosis, enabling me to continue my conducting activities. These recent events have served as a good opportunity to make a return to the podium with a greater sense of purpose and awareness."
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WRTI Spotlight
10:11 am
Sun June 17, 2012

The New York Philharmonic: Yo-Yo Ma, Beethoven's 9th, and Dvorak's Cello Concerto on ENCORE!

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Join us on Sunday, June 17th from 3 to 5 pm for a special broadcast featuring Kurt Masur on the podium.

Program:

Dvořák: Cello Concerto  
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  

Artists:

Kurt Masur, Conductor        
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello    
Sylvia McNair, Soprano            
Florence Quivar, Mezzo-Soprano            
Stuart Neill, Tenor        
René Pape, Bass

Deceptive Cadence from NPR Music
7:35 am
Sat May 5, 2012

Around The Classical Internet: May 4, 2012

Domingo Pl — er, Placido Domingo.
Sheila Rock courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat May 5, 2012 8:38 am

  • I'm not sure how the Daily Mail arrived at the unfortunate headline "An Unlikely Fan: Why Opera's Biggest Star, Domingo Placido Is Crazy For Lady Gaga." The obvious hed goof aside, it's not like Domingo gives La Gaga effusive praise: "I think Lady Gaga has a very good voice. Absolutely. She has a wonderful voice.
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Crossover
4:35 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Maestro Kurt Masur

Kurt Masur

Jill Pasternak welcomes renowned conductor Kurt Masur. The German kappelmeister has led orchestras around the globe, including the New York Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra National de France, where he is now honorary music director.

Masur celebrated his 80th birthday in 2007 with a series of special events, concerts, and tours, including a performance in Philadelphia. He'll be at Tanglewood working with young musicians and leading the Boston Symphony in a series of concerts through August 22, 2009.

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