Skip to main content

Sanderling, Kurt

Sanderling, Kurt

Sanderling, Kurt , eminent German conductor, father of Thomas Sanderling; b. Arys, Sept. 9, 1912. He received a private education. In 1931 he became a répétiteur at the Berlin Städtische Oper. Being Jewish, he left Nazi Germany for the Soviet Union in 1936. After serving as a conductor with the Moscow Radio Orch. (1936–41), he was a conductor with the Leningrad Phil (1941–60). From 1960 to 1977 he was chief conductor of the (East) Berlin Sym. Orch., and also of the Dresden State Orch. from 1964 to 1967. In 1965 he made his first appearance at the Salzburg Festival. He made his London debut in 1970 with the Gewandhaus Orch. of Leipzig. From 1972 he made appearances as a guest conductor of the New Philharmonia Orch. (later the Philharmonia Orch.) of London. He also was engaged as a guest conductor throughout Europe, North America, and Japan. Sanderling acquired a distinguished reputation as an interpreter of the Austro-German repertoire, especially of Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler. He also was an outstanding interpreter of the music of Shostakovich.

Bibliography

H. Bitterlich, K. S.: Für Sie portratiert (Leipzig, 1987).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Sanderling, Kurt." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Oct. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Sanderling, Kurt." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 23, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sanderling-kurt-0

"Sanderling, Kurt." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved October 23, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/sanderling-kurt-0

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.