Kurt Masur’s permanent legacyNews
The Gewandhaus concert hall in Leipzig turns 40 today.
It was built through Kurt Masur’s close connection with the East German ruler Erich Honecker and the facade is standard 1970s brutalism.
But the internal acoustic, rigorously monitored by Masur, is almost perfect, with a sound decay time of 1.9 to 2 seconds. Among all the halls build in the last half century, it sounds close to the best.
Thanks again, Kurt.