Where Kurt Masur will be laid to rest

Where Kurt Masur will be laid to rest


norman lebrecht

December 21, 2015

The mayor of Leipzig has announced that the former Gewandhaus Kapellmeister will be brought back for burial from the United States, where he spent most of his last years.

There will be a memorial concert in Bach’s church, St Thomas’s, and Kurt Masur will be laid to rest in the grove of honour in the city’s southern cemetery.

The funeral will take place in mid-January.

bach thomaskirche


  • william osborne says:

    During the latter days of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany,) Kurt Mazur was active in the protest movements. When the government collapsed and the country essentially leaderless, there was talk, at least for a short time, of making Mazur an interim leader of the country. I’m surprised that this is hardly ever mentioned.

  • Alberto says:

    He’s called Masur, not Mazur!