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Masur returns, on a mission for Mendelssohn

Conductor Kurt Masur wants to see Mendelssohn take his place alongside classical music's great composers. Conductor Kurt Masur wants to see Mendelssohn take his place alongside classical music's great composers. (Axel schmidt/getty images/file 2007)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / January 18, 2009

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The German maestro Kurt Masur returns this week to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is probably best known to American audiences as the former music director of the New York Philharmonic, from 1991 to 2002. To Europeans, he will always be linked to the venerable Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, which he led for more than two decades beginning in 1970. ... (Full article: 1108 words)

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