New video: Kurt Masur’s final concert – ‘let’s have peace in the world’

New video: Kurt Masur’s final concert – ‘let’s have peace in the world’


norman lebrecht

December 22, 2015

The Aurora Festival at Trollhättan, Sweden, has released video from Kurt’s last performances in August this year.

Barely able to move, he communicates a lifetime of human sympathy and musical understanding.

Rest his soul.

Kurt_masur-last concert


  • Craig Heard says:

    I have seen Kurt Masur many times while he was the conductor of the New York Philharmonic. He never failed to impress both with his musicianship and humanity. He will be missed by all who love great classical music and were honored to be in his presence.

    Craig Heard
    New York, NY

  • Max Grimm says:

    ARTE has made two concert videos of Kurt Masur and the Gewandhausorchester available (one for the occasion of the 20 year anniversary of the “peaceful revolution” with Renaud Capuçon and another with Anne-Sophie Mutter performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto):

    They also posted an interview with Maestro Masur (first published in 2004) in which you receive an honorable mention, Norman:

  • charles Clark-Maxwell says:

    Thanks for posting. There’s a great line :

    “If you love music you are blessed by the ability to look at life in a more positive way”