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Kurt Masur (1927 - 2015)

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Maestro Kurt Masur
Born in Brieg, Lower Silesia, Germany (now Brzeg in Poland)map
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Greenwich, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Categories: German Notables.


Biography

Kurt was born in 1927. He passed away in 2015.

South Leipzig Cemetery, called Südfriedhof (Leipzig).

Awards

Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; in 1996 Gold Medal of Honor for Music from the National Arts Club; in 1997 he received the titles of Commander of the Legion of Honor from the French government, and New York City Cultural Ambassador from the City of New York; in April 1999 he received the Commander Cross of Merit of the Polish Republic; in March 2002, the President of Germany, Johannes Rau, awarded him the Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; in September 2007, the President of Germany, Horst Köhler, bestowed upon him the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit with Star and Ribbon; in September 2008, he received the Wilhelm Furtwängler Prize in Bonn, Germany. Masur was also an Honorary Citizen of his hometown Brieg. In 2001, Kurt Masur became an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.[16] In 2010, he received the Leo Baeck Medal (Leo Baeck Institute) for his humanitarian work promoting tolerance and social justice. He received a Goldene Henne (de) award in 2014 for his work in public policy.[17]

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