Conductors Archives: Kleiber; Carlos

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Richter’s Oft-Reissued Dvorák/Schubert Reissued

The Richter/Kleiber Dvorak Piano Concerto recording never has been unreservedly praised, but a lot of the criticism it has receive...

Bizet: Carmen/Domingo/Vienna DVD

Q: Who knew this existed? A: Austrian Broadcasting. Yes, it's been in their "vaults", waiting for who-knows-what, and just last ye...

Brahms/Schubert/Wagner: Symphonies, etc./Kleiber April Fool

Deutsche Grammophon's Carlos Kleiber tribute winningly pairs two of the late conductor's finest performances. The Schubert is uniq...

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

This addition to the Tristan sweepstakes is a great surprise and is highly recommended. It is crucial if only for the conducting o...

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7/Kleiber

Carlos Kleiber's best Beethoven Seventh remains his Concertgebouw video. His Vienna recording for DG has discipline going for it, ...

Wagner: Tristan/Price, Kollo/Kleiber

There is rapture in every measure of Carlos Kleiber's reading of this score, sometimes of the transcendent, gentle type, sometimes...

Borodin: Symphony No. 2/Kleiber

This is fun if you're either a Kleiber or a Borodin maven. Both of these performances are relatively well-known: Erich Kleiber's N...

Verdi: Otello Live, ’76/Domingo/Kleiber

Placido Domingo has recorded the role of Otello commercially three times (maybe four--who's counting?), and each has something to ...

$Strauss: Rosenkavalier, Munich ’77/Kleiber

Here, in pretty good sound (glare notwithstanding), is an energetic, fast-moving, lean performance of Rosenkavalier under the wond...

$Wagner: Tristan, Stuttgart ’73/Windgassen/Kleiber

There are many things to admire about this Tristan, not least the inspired leadership of Carlos Kleiber. He leads with an inner fi...