Carlos Kleiber

Biography

Born: July 3, 1930   Died: July 13, 2004   Country: Germany  
Carlos Kleiber was one of the legendary conductors of his time, famous for his infrequent, but supreme interpretations of a limited repertory. The New York Times called him "the most venerated conductor since Arturo Toscanini." Carlos Kleiber was born in Berlin, but was raised in Argentina. He was interested in music from an early age, despite opposition from his famous father, the conductor Erich Kleiber. Carlos settled in Europe in 1952 to Read more become a repétiteur at the Theater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. He made his debut conducting Millöcker's Gasparone in Potsdam in 1954. He attained another répétiteur position in 1956 at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and was promoted to conductor in 1958. From 1964 to 1966 he was a conductor at the Zürich Opera, then first conductor at the Württemberg State Theater in Stuttgart (1966-1968). From 1968 to 1978 he was a conductor at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

During this period he made notable guest appearances. His British debut was conducting Berg's Wozzeck at the Edinburgh Festival in 1966. His Vienna debut was leading Tristan und Isolde in 1973, and he debuted at Bayreuth conducting the same work. In 1974 he appeared for the first time at Covent Garden and La Scala, in both cases conducting Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. His American debut vehicle was with Verdi's Otello in San Francisco. He made his debut at the Met in 1988. Subsequently, he also appeared as a conductor of orchestral concerts, including performances with the Chicago Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the Berlin Philharmonic.

After Kleiber gave up his position in Munich, he did not enter into another permanent relationship with an orchestra or opera house, preferring instead to make rare guest appearances. Kleiber was a tireless perfectionist who possesses a remarkable intensity in rehearsal and performance. He produced performances of refined, polished execution that strip away everything but the composer's purest intentions. Kleiber released only a few recordings, but each one is considered a masterpiece of interpretation. His repertory came primarily from the Classical and Romantic repertoire, including Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart symphonies and overtures. Among the highlights of his career were his interpretations of opera, including Der Rosenkavalier, and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. His repertoire also included waltzes and other lighter works, which he performed on the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's concerts. Some of his opera productions, and a documentary of his rehearsal and conducting technique, are available on video. A very private man, he avoided public appearances and press interviews. He became a naturalized Austrian citizen in 1980. Read less

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Biography

Born: July 3, 1930   Died: July 13, 2004   Country: Germany  
Carlos Kleiber was one of the legendary conductors of his time, famous for his infrequent, but supreme interpretations of a limited repertory. The New York Times called him "the most venerated conductor since Arturo Toscanini." Carlos Kleiber was born in Berlin, but was raised in Argentina. He was interested in music from an early age, despite opposition from his famous father, the conductor Erich Kleiber. Carlos settled in Europe in 1952 to Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery)
II. Der Einsame im Herbst (The Lonely One in Autumn)
III. Von der Jugend (Of Youth)
IV. Von der Schonheit (Of Beauty)
V. Der Trunkene im Fruhling (The Drunkard in Spring)
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell)
Prelude - Ich hab mich soeben im Spiegel gesehen
Wie man die Freude des Lebens
Er lebe hoch (alle)
Wenn ein Furst ...
Dieser Tag ist ein Tag, ein herrlicher Tag
Ach, mein Herz ist betrubt ...
Ich bin ein zartes Frauenzimmer
Du kennst jezt meine grossen Leiden ...
Ja, sie ist's, ja, ich bin's
In des Lebens ...
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - Prelude
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Dell'invito trascorsa è già l'ora"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" (Brindisi)
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Che è ciò?"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Un dì felice, eterea"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Ebben? che diavol fate?"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Si ridesta in ciel l'aurora"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "E strano!" - "Ah, fors'è lui"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Follie! Delirio vano è questo!" - "Sempre libera"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Lunge da lei" - "De' miei bollenti spiriti"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Annina, donde vieni?" - "Oh mio rimorso!"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Alfredo?" "Per Parigi or or partiva"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Pura siccome un angelo"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Non sapete quale affetto"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Un dì, quando le veneri"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Ah! Dite alla giovine"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Imponete" "Non amarlo ditegli"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Dammi tu forza, o cielo!"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Che fai?" "Nulla"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Ah, vive sol quel core"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Di Provenza il mar, il suol"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Né rispondi d'un padre all'affetto?" - "No, non udrai rimproveri"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Avrem lieta di maschere la notte"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Noi siamo zingarelle"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Di Madride noi siam mattadori"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Alfredo! Voi!"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Invitato a qui seguirmi"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Ogni suo aver tal femmina"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 2 - "Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - Prelude
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - "Annina?" "Comandate?"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - "Tenesta la promessa" - "Attendo, né a me giungon mai" - "Addio del passato"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - "Largo a quadrupede"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - Signora...Che t'accadde...Parigi, o cara
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - "Ah, non più!" - "Ah! Gran Dio! Morir sì giovine"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - "Ah, Violetta!" "Voi? Signor?"
Verdi: La traviata / Act 3 - "Prendi, quest'è l'immagine"
Overture
"Viktoria! Viktoria! ..." - Bauern-Marsch - "Schau der Herr mich an als König!"
Dialogue: "Was gibt's hier?"
"O diese Sonne" - "Das Wild in Fluren und Triften"
Dialogue: "Ein braver Mann"
Walzer
"Nein, länger trag' ich nicht die Qualen" - "Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen"
Dialogue: "Kamerad!"
"Hier im irdschen Jammertal"
Dialogue: "Bruderherz!"
"Schweig - damit dich niemand warnt!"
"Schelm! Halt fest!"
Dialogue: "So! Da oben mag ich den Herrn Urältervater"
"Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen"
Dialogue: "Und der Bursch nicht minder schön"
"Wie nahte mir der Schlummer" - "Leise, leise, fromme Weise!"
Dialogue: "Meine Agathe!"
"Wie? Was? Entsetzen!"
"Milch des Mondes fiel aufs Kraut" - "Samiel! Samiel! Erschein!" - "Ha!-Furchtbar gähnt der düstre Abgrund"
Entr'acte
Dialogue: "Ein herrliches Jagdwetter!"
"Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle"
Dialogue: "Du hast dich dazugehalten!"
"Einst träumte meiner sel'gen Base" - "Trübe Augen, Liebchen, taugen"
Dialogue: "Nun muß ich aber den Kranz holen"
Wir winden dir den Jungfernkranz
"Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen?"
Dialogue: "Genug der Freuden des Mahls"
"Schaut, o schaut! Er traf die eigne Braut!"
Wer legt auf ihn so strengen Bann?
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 2. Andante con moto
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 3. Allegro
Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 - 4. Allegro
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92 - 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92 - 2. Allegretto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92 - 3. Presto - Assai meno presto
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92 - 4. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33 (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro agitato
Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33 (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Andante sostenuto
Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33 (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro con fuoco
Prelude
"Westwärts schweift der Blick"
"Frisch weht der Wind der Heimat zu"
"Weh, ach wehe! Dies zu dulden"
"Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen!"
"Herr Tristan trete nah!" - "Begehrt, Herrin, was Ihr wünscht"
"Tristan! - Isolde! Treuloser Holder!"
Prelude
"Hörst du Sie noch?"
"Isolde! Geliebte! - Tristan! Geliebter!"
"O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe"
"Einsam wachend in der Nacht"
"Lausch, Geliebter!"
"Doch unsre Liebe, heißt sie nicht Tristan und - Isolde?"
"So starben wir"
"Rette dich, Tristan!"
"Tatest du's wirklich?"
"O König, das kann ich dir nicht sagen"
Prelude
(Man hört einen Hirtenreigen/The Sound Of A Shepherd's Pipe Is Heard/On entend une mélodie de berger)
"Kurwenal! He!"
"Hei nun! Wie du kamst?"
"Noch losch das Licht nicht aus"
"Noch ist kein Schiff zu sehn!"
Bist du nun tot? ...O Wonne! Freude!
"O diese Sonne!"
"Ich bin's, ich bin's"
"Kurwenal! Hör!"
"Mild und leise wie er lächelt" (Isoldes Liebestod)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante moderato
3. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo I
4. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro
Overture
Nr. 1 Introduktion: "Täubchen, das entflattert ist"
Dialog: Täubchen, das entflattert ist
Nr.1a (Duettino): "Ach, ich darf nicht hin zu dir!"
Dialog: Die arme Tante
Nr.2 Terzett: "Nein, mit solchen Advokaten"
Dialog: Sag mal, also statt fünf musst du acht Tage
Nr.3 Duett: "Komm mit mir zum Souper"
Dialog: Seid ihr verrückt geworden?
Nr.4 Terzett: "So muss allein ich bleiben"
Dialog: Ach...diese Männer
Nr.5 Finale: "Trinke, Liebchen, trinke schnell"
Nr.6 Introduktion: "Ein Souper heut uns winkt"
Dialog: Adele, wer hat denn dich hierher eingeladen?
Nr.7 Couplet: "Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein"
Dialog: Durchlaucht, hier ist Ihre Brieftasche wieder
Nr.8 Ensemble und Couplet: "Ach, meine Herr'n und Damen"
"Mein Herr Marquis"
Dialog: Hoheit, ein Chevalier Chagrin ist da
Nr.9 Duett: "Dieser Anstand, so manierlich"
Dialog: Ah, da ist ja die schöne Unbekannte
Nr.10 Csárdás: "Klänge der Heimat"
Dialog: Bravo! Bravissimo!
Nr.11 Finale: "Im Feuerstrom der Reben"
"Herr, Chevalier, ich grüsse Sie!"
Dialog: Wir werden jetzt sehen das Ballett
Polka "Unter Donner und Blitz", op.324
"Genug damit, genug"
Nr.12 Entr'acte
Dialog: Täubchen, das entflattert ist
Nr.13 Melodram
Dialog: Ah, der Herr Direktor ist entschlafen
Nr.14 Couplets: "Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande"
Dialog: Herr Direktor!
Nr.15 Terzett: "Ich stehe voll Zagen"
Dialog: Also, du willst mir Vorwürfe machen?
Nr.16 Finale: "O Fledermaus, o Fledermaus"
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 33 (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro agitato
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 33 (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Andante sostenuto
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 33 (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Allegro con fuoco
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante moderato
3. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo I
4. Allegro energico e passionato - Più allegro
Overture
"Viktoria! Viktoria! ..." - Bauern-Marsch - "Schau der Herr mich an als König!"
Dialogue: "Was gibt's hier?"
"O diese Sonne" - "Das Wild in Fluren und Triften"
Dialogue: "Ein braver Mann"
Walzer
"Nein, länger trag' ich nicht die Qualen" - "Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen"
Dialogue: "Kamerad!"
"Hier im irdschen Jammertal"
Dialogue: "Bruderherz!"
"Schweig - damit dich niemand warnt!"
"Schelm! Halt fest!"
Dialogue: "So! Da oben mag ich den Herrn Urältervater"
"Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen"
Dialogue: "Und der Bursch nicht minder schön"
"Wie nahte mir der Schlummer" - "Leise, leise, fromme Weise!"
Dialogue: "Meine Agathe!"
"Wie? Was? Entsetzen!"
"Milch des Mondes fiel aufs Kraut" - "Samiel! Samiel! Erschein!" - "Ha!-Furchtbar gähnt der düstre Abgrund"
Entr'acte
Dialogue: "Ein herrliches Jagdwetter!"
"Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle"
Dialogue: "Du hast dich dazugehalten!"
"Einst träumte meiner sel'gen Base" - "Trübe Augen, Liebchen, taugen"
Dialogue: "Nun muß ich aber den Kranz holen"
Wir winden dir den Jungfernkranz
"Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen?"
Dialogue: "Genug der Freuden des Mahls"
"Schaut, o schaut! Er traf die eigne Braut!"
Wer legt auf ihn so strengen Bann?
1. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
2. Allegretto
3. Menuetto (Vivace)
4. Presto. Vivace
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante con moto
3. Allegro
4. Allegro
1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
2. Allegretto
3. Presto - Assai meno presto
4. Allegro con brio
Stadt und Land, Polka mazur, Op. 322
Stadt und Land, Polka mazur, Op. 322
Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228
Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228
Prelude
"Dell'invito trascorsa è già l'ora"
"Libiamo ne'lieti calici" (Brindisi)
"Che è ciò?"
"Un dì felice, eterea"
"Ebben? che diavol fate?"
"Si ridesta in ciel l'aurora"
"E strano!" - "Ah, fors'è lui"
"Follie! Delirio vano è questo!" - "Sempre libera"
"Lunge da lei" - "De' miei bollenti spiriti"
"Annina, donde vieni?" - "Oh mio rimorso!"
"Alfredo?" "Per Parigi or or partiva"
"Pura siccome un angelo"
"Non sapete quale affetto"
"Un dì, quando le veneri"
"Ah! Dite alla giovine"
"Imponete" "Non amarlo ditegli"
"Dammi tu forza, o cielo!"
"Che fai?" "Nulla"
"Ah, vive sol quel core"
"Di Provenza il mar, il suol"
"Né rispondi d'un padre all'affetto?" - "No, non udrai rimproveri"
"Avrem lieta di maschere la notte"
"Noi siamo zingarelle"
"Di Madride noi siam mattadori"
"Alfredo! Voi!"
"Invitato a qui seguirmi"
"Ogni suo aver tal femmina"
"Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende"
"Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core"
Prelude
"Annina?" "Comandate?"
"Tenesta la promessa" - "Attendo, né a me giungon mai" - "Addio del passato"
"Largo a quadrupede"
Signora...Che t'accadde...Parigi, o cara
"Ah, non più!" - "Ah! Gran Dio! Morir sì giovine"
"Ah, Violetta!" "Voi? Signor?"
"Prendi, quest'è l'immagine"


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