In Memoriam: Kurt Masur

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kurt Masur leads the New York Philharmonic Kurt Masur leads the New York Philharmonic (Chris Lee)

Tune in at 9 pm Thursday for a special episode commemorating the late Kurt Masur, music director emertus of the New York Philharmonic. Masur died in December, 2015, leaving behind a long musical legacy including his tenure as the Philharmonic's music director from 1991–2002. 

Today's episode samples that legacy with a range of performances that he conducted, from works by Mozart and Mendelssohn to contemporary fare by John Adams and Thomas Adès. 

Program Playlist:

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg (excerpts)
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Mozart: Symphony No. 41
Ives: Three Places in New England, "Brant Desert Forests"
Beethoven: "Leonore" No. 3 Overture
Adès: America: A Prophesy
Coleman: Skies of America
Martin: Sechs Monologe aus Jederman
Mendelssohn: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13

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