The late Kurt Sanderling will be laid to rest in a private, family ceremony in Berlin on Monday.
A memorial concert will be held on October 9 at 8pm at the Konzerthaus in East Berlin, where the great and humble man was chief conductor from 1960 to 1977.
Daniel Barenboim will play a concerto. Two of Sanderling’s sons, Thomas and Stefan, will conduct.
Gifts in Kurt’s memory can be made to “Orchesterakademie beim Konzerthaus e.V.”
Thomas and I will be talking about Kurt on the BBC’s Last Word programme, Radio 4, today and tomorrow.