This past December, the conductor Kurt Masur died at the age of 88. Masur was music director of the New York Philharmonic from 1991 to 2002. He is credited with raising the playing standards of that orchestra back to a world class standard. Before that, he was conductor of the famous Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, and there and in New York he made many memorable recordings.
During this week's Classics of the Phonograph we will review Masur's career. Tune in Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11 am on WILL-FM.