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Kurt Masur-(1927-2015) Passed away last night on 12/18/2015. With him, we are losing a great conductor and educator. After the loss of Abbado earlier this year, we have to count on the talents who knew the works of famous composers, dear to our hearts: Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelsohn, etc. names of those that shaped the romantic classical repertoires. What rests are the numerous recordings like Abbado's serie of Beethoven's symphonies and Masur's recording of Brahms…

Kurt Masur Dies at 88; Conductor Transformed New York Philharmonic

When Mr. Masur took the helm, the orchestra was roundly considered to be a world-class ensemble in name only. He restored it to renown.

Kurt Masur, Who Led New York Philharmonic, Dies at 88

Kurt Masur (18 July 1927 – 19 December 2015) was a German conductor. He died at the age of 88 in Greenwich, Connecticut from complications of Parkinson's disease.