from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Masur, Kurt Born 1927. German-born conductor widely admired for his interpretations of Beethoven and Bruckner. In 1991 he joined the New York Philharmonic as music director.


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  • More to the point, Howard arrives around Passover, and as this unlikely crew assembles for a Seder, accompanied by Sylvan Richard Masur, father of the co-op's catty president, issues of freedom and the inevitable exodus commence.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: Olive and the Bitter Herbs

  • In pops the father of yet another tenant, a sweet-natured elderly man Richard Masur and if anything is sure to set off Olive it's passivity and sweetness.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: "Olive and the Bitter Herbs"

  • Masur does the best work here, taking the challenging role of a nice guy and making him consistently interesting and watchable.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: "Olive and the Bitter Herbs"

  • Vivek Prakash/Reuters Sonu, a 10-year-old tightrope walker, balanced herself on a rope with her feet inside an aluminium tin as she performed for a crowd in the village of Masur, India, on Monday.

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  • "How many of these can you have?" said David Masur , executive director of PennEnvironment, which has called for a ban on hydraulic fracturing until drillers demonstrate better safety practices.

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  • Dr. Henry Masur had a group of 11 GRID patients in his New York practice in 1981, half of whom were heterosexuals or drug injectors.

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  • Masur: True, we believe that there is a strongly effective and well-functioning capital market for patents.

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  • Masur: We think the current copyright screen is zero because copyright vests automatically on creation.

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  • Zurich art festival "Zürcher Festspiele 2011" stages opera, classical concerts, dance, drama and art at various venues throughout the city, featuring Bobby Hutcherson & Joey DeFrancesco, Kurt Masur, David Zinman and others.

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  • More than two days later, in the early hours of April 21, Masur met with Himmler for two and a half hours at an estate near the German capital and negotiated the release of more than 1,000 Jews from the concentration camp of Ravensbrück.

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