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Kurt Sanderling

Kurt Sanderling

  • September 19, 1912 Arys - September 18, 2011 Berlin


Born in 1912 in Arys, Prussia (today's Orzysz, Poland) Kurt Sanderling emigrated to the USSR in 1936 because of his Jewish origins, one year after the Nuremberg laws. In Russia, he associates with the greatest figures of contemporary music. Thanks to his friendship with Evgeny Mravinsky, he rapidly becomes his assistant at the Leningrad Orchestra. A close friend of Dmitri Shostakovich, Kurt Sanderling conducts the composer's main symphonies, which he also records.

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