Google Doodle Celebrates Kurt Masur’s 91st Birthday. Here’s What to Know About the Legendary Maestro

Google‘s new Doodle celebratrates Maestro Kurt Masur, the legendary German conductor and humanitarian on what would be his 91st birthday.

Born in 1927 in the former German (now Polish) town of Brieg, Masur grew up studying music. He spent much of his life living under communist rule in East Germany, where he trained as a pianist, organist, cellist, and percussionist until he was 16 years old, when a damaged tendon forced him to focus on conducting. After a brief stint in the national...

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