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Carlos Kleiber - The Legend

Kleiber / Vpo / Cgb / Bsop
Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000529409  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohannes BrahmsJohann Strauss Jr.,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraBavarian State Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All five titles included in this set feature a DTS 5.1 surround mix, available for the first time for these programs. Carlos Kleiber’s appearances, whether in the concert hall or opera house, were legendary both for their rarity and the sublime quality of the music-making. It is no exaggeration to say that Kleiber was one of the most sought-after and highly-regarded conductors of the late 20th century.

Kleiber’s death, at the age of 74, has cost classical music one of its most charismatic yet elusive figures (Kleiber never gave interviews), and his relatively few excursions into the recording studio have left the musical world with a frustratingly small number of recordings, albeit all of them of the highest quality. Thus we
Read more are particularly fortunate that several concerts, including the five present in this box set, were filmed during his career. The hallmarks of Kleiber’s conducting -– his minimal but graceful gestures, the authority he conveys from a thorough understanding and faultless memory of the score, plus his hypnotic command of his musicians –- are all clearly in evidence here.

This box set of 5 DVDs includes:

Beethoven Symphonies no 4 & 7 (Kleiber, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Brahms Symphony no 2, Mozart Symphony no 36 (Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Brahms Symphony no 4, Mozart Symphony no 33, Beethoven ‘Coriolan’ Overture (Kleiber, Bavarian State Orchestra)
New Year's Concert 1989 (Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
New Year's Concert 1992 (Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
3. Symphony no 36 in C major, K 425 "Linz" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Linz, Austria 
4. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
5. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
6. Symphony no 33 in B flat major, K 319 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
7. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
8. Work(s) by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
9. Vergnügungszug Polka, Op. 281 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Vienna, Austria 
10. Der Zigeunerbaron: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
11. Indigo und die vierzig Räuber: Tausend und eine Nacht, Op. 346 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Vienna, Austria 
12. Persischer Marsch, Op. 289 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
13. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
14. Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
15. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
16. Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
17. Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Op. 164 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
18. Feuerfest, Op. 269 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
19. Sphären-Klänge, Op. 235 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
20. Jokey-Polka, Op. 278 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
21. Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Overture by Otto Nicolai
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Berlin, Germany 

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