When the International Kurt Masur Institute opens in November 2017, large parts of the conductor’s private archive will gradually be given a home at the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig, where a long-term project will see them examined, digitised and made available to the public.

The private archive of Kurt Masur holds more than 2,000 letters, audio and film recordings, as well as more than seventy years’ worth of press articles and programmes. There are also wide-ranging collections of photographs, sheet music/scores, posters and works of art, as well as an extensive music library.

Biographical background information on Kurt Masur can also be found on the artists’ website archived for documentation purposes.

The digital archive of the New York Philharmonic can also be searched for information about Kurt Masur.