Kurt Masur's Birthday and Farewell


Episode Info

Kurt Masur conducts his final Avery Fisher Hall concert as music director of the New York Philharmonic---on his 75th birthday. It'll be "a musical party," says executive producer John Goberman, one filled "with pieces meaningful to [Masur] in one way or another." Composers represented on the 10-work program (mostly overtures and excerpts) include Bach, Brahms, Ravel, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mendelssohn, Weber and Bernstein. Beverly Sills is the host.