Mutter mourns Masur

Mutter mourns Masur


norman lebrecht

December 20, 2015

Message from the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter:

I want you all to join me in a moment of silence, a moment of remembrance for one of the world‘s greatest musical leaders – Kurt Masur.

My wonderful friend and collaborator of over 35 years passed away in the night of December the 19th.

Kurt Masur stands for music in Schiller‘s philosophy expressed in his “ode to joy”. His love for people, the moral and humanistic dimension of his life in thought as well as in conduct will be deeply missed around the world.

I have lost a most noble and faithful friend to myself as well as to my children.

The world – my life, will have less exuberance of expressiveness without you, dear Kurt.

I miss you .

We all miss you …

The photo shows the unforgettable Maestro after a Carnegie Hall concert in February this year.

 mutter masur


  • Gerard says:

    Dear Norman, on opening slippedisc the picture of the upper face of the old Masur and -what seems to be the upper part of Anne-Sophie- doesn’t seem very appropiate to me.

    • norman lebrecht says:

      It looks fine on my computer screen. Perhaps it was condensed on your phone? In any event, it’s the picture that A-SM circulated.

  • Gerard says:

    Well, on my laptop opening the front page of slippedisc i only see part of the picture, but it looks a bit strange that way

  • Daniel F. says:

    The photo looks fine, unexceptionable, on my screen here in Virginia/USA. In any case, it should not detract from the authentic, clearly heart-felt message from A-SM.

  • John says:

    Let’s forget the pictures. Thanks for sharing Anne-Sophie’s wonderful tribute to a great man.