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Carlos Kleiber: The Legend

Universal - Music / Region All


Carlos Kleiber's concert appearances were legendary for their rarity and for the sublime quality of his music-making. His death, in 2004, robbed music of one of its most charismatic yet enigmatic figures. His excursions into the recording studio were frustratingly few, thus it is fortunate that a handful of these occasions were captured on film. This special DVD box set includes five of these occasions, in which the hallmarks of Kleiber's conducting - his often minimal but always poetic gestures, his unvarying focus on musical phrasing, his total command of the score and its structure, and his hypnotic hold over the orchestra - are all clearly in evidence.


Beethoven: Symphonies 4 & 7 - Concertgebouw Orchestra - Directed by Humphrey Burton, Recorded 1983 (72 minutes)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 / Mozart: Symphony No. 36 "Linz" - Wiener Philharmoniker - Directed by Horant H. Hohlfield, Recorded 1991 (72 minutes)

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 / Mozart: Symphony No. 33 / Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture - Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Directed by Horant H. Hohlfield, Recorded 1996 (76 minutes)

New Year's Concert 1989

- Wiener Philharmoniker - Directed by Brian Large, Recorded 1989 (95 minutes)

New Year's Concert 1992

- Wiener Philharmoniker - Directed by Brian Large, Recorded 1992 (90 minutes)

Product Information


Rating NR
Added Sep 16 2005
Empire SKU 749800
UPC Code 044007430804
Studio  Universal - Music
Packaging Custom
Number of Discs 5
Disc SS-DL


Bonus feature: Carlos Kleiber photo gallery, including many unpublished photos.


Standard 1.33:1 Color

Music DTS 5.1
Music PCM Stereo

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