He later became particularly associated with the Philharmonia starting in January 1980, with a series of performances of the complete Beethoven symphonies at Wembley. The Philharmonia later appointed Sanderling their Conductor Emeritus. He is also Emeritus Conductor of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. He announced his retirement from conducting in 2002. His recordings include sets of the complete Beethoven symphonies with the Philharmonia, and the piano concertos with pianist Mitsuko Uchida, Nos. 3,4 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Nos.
1,2,5 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Kurt Sanderling has been married twice. His son, by his first wife, is the conductor Thomas Sanderling. His marriage to his first wife ended in divorce after his return to East Germany in 1960. His second wife is the former Barbara Wagner, a double bassist in the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
Together, they have had two sons, the conductor Stefan Sanderling and the cellist Michael Sanderling. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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