Eurodisc Recordings / Masur, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Release Date: 7/7/2017
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88985435862
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Number of Discs: 16

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Masur's first important conducting job was with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he worked from 1955 to 1958 and again from 1967 to 1972. He also worked with the Komische Oper of East Berlin. From 1970 to 1996 he was teh Kapellmeister of the famous Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. In 1991, Masur became music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2002 to 2008, Masur was music director of the Orchestre National de France. On his 80th birthday, Masur conducted musicians from both these orchestras at a Proms concert in London, conducting music by Tchaikovsky and Bruckner. The beginnings of the orchestra go back to 1743, when a society called the Grosses Concert began performing in private homes. The orchestra gave its first concert in the Gewandhaus in 1781. It is the oldest orchestra in Germany, apart for private orchestras. In 1835, the great composer Felix Mendelssohn became the orchestra's main conductor. He was called the Gewandhauskapellmeister. He kept this position, apart from one year, until his death in 1847. In 1885, the orchestra moved into a new hall which was given the same name. The present Gewandhaus is the third building with the name. It was opened in 1981.

Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Germany
2. Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846 ; Germany
3. Hermann and Dorothea Overture in B minor, Op. 136 by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Germany
4. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850 ; Germany
5. Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Germany
6. Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E minor, Op. 52 by Robert Schumann
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
7. Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824 ; Germany
8. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
9. Symphony no 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 "Lobgesang" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
10. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Germany
11. Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Germany
12. Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865/1891 ; Linz, Austria
13. Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872-1876 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
15. Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879-1881 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881-1883 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
20. Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1896 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Rüdiger Wohlers (Tenor), Peter Meven (Bass), Jeanine Altmeyer (Soprano), Carola Nossek (Soprano), Theo Adam (Bass), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1804/1814 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
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