Kurt Masur is one of the great European conductors of our time who recently celebrated 60 years as a maestro. For 26 years he was Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, following in the footsteps not only of Wilhelm Furtwängler and Bruno Walter but of Felix Mendelssohn himself who was in charge of the orchestra for twelve years until his death in 1847.
On this DVD Kurt Masur works with two young conductors on the first two movements of Mendelssohn's "Italian" Concerto. The masterclass is followed by a complete performance of the work with each of the four movements conducted by a student.
Students: Daniele Rustioni, Huba Hollokoy