Kurt Masur Concert Films
Adventures in Listening
Runtime: 58 minKURT MASUR one of the world’s great Maestros challenges and teaches the next generation of young musicians and conductors by stretching their limits and transforming their perspectives and abilities. Following master classes around the world over a period of few years, the film is a carefully constructed collage organically interviewing the maestro’s teachings and his personal life experiences.
The result is a comprehensive emotional portrait of one of the most respected music conductors of our time.
Celebrate Germany's Peaceful Revolution
Kurt Masur And The Gewandhausorchester
Runtime: 1 hr 26 minOn 9 October in 1989, 70,000 people staged a peaceful demonstration calling for more freedom and democracy in the GDR. Thanks to the claim "Peaceful Revolution", initiated by Kurt Masur as one of six prominent citizens of Leipzig, everything proceeded peacefully. That evening, the Gewandhausorchester played under his baton Brahms' Second Symphony at the St Nicolas Church. The following regular "Monday Demonstrations", which came to be described as the "Peaceful Revolution", became a major milestone on the way to open the Berlin Wall one month later on November the 9th in 1989 and paved the foundations for the reunification of the two German states. Exactly 20 years later, the Gewandhausorchester and Kurt Masur commemorate the beginning of the German reunification by presenting the same symphony at the same location.
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Verdi: Don Carlo
Runtime: 3 hr 55 minGiuseppe Verdi's late opera Don Carlo delivers all the big topics while the ultra-simple décor in Peter Stein's production provides a spartan counterpoint to the dramatic action. With star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role.