Kleiber

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year's Concert Vienna 1992 (2004)

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year's Concert Vienna 1992 (2004)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.18 Gb (DVD9) | 90 min
Classical | Philips

"The Kleiber must-haves are two New Year's concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic (1989, from Deutsche Grammophon; 1992, from Philips). Here is the very essence of joyous music-making with the added visual value of the sumptuous large hall of the Musikverein in Vienna." - New York Times
Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo - Verdi: La Traviata [2005/1977]

Verdi - La Traviata (Carlos Kleiber, Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo) [2005/1977]
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon 00289 477 7115 | TT: 63.46+45.50 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 431 Mb

Carlos Kleiber's 1977 La Traviata is a rare gestalt among studio opera recordings, and it is one of the conductor's finer achievements. Kleiber knits the score together with unwavering rhythmic and dramatic intensity, never allowing any single moment to eclipse the larger scene or musical structure. The singers are kept on a tight leash – given enough room to shape phrases and cadences, but not to indulge in sheer vocal display. The orchestra is similarly focused on realizing every detail of rhythm, melody, and articulation with vivid intensity. As a result, favorite arias, duets, and ensembles melt into the surrounding scenes in a way that invites curiosity about the drama at large while propelling it relentlessly forward. The general pace may strike some as a bit fast, but it's never boring, and frequently brilliant.
Staatskapelle Dresden, Carlos Kleiber - Weber: Der Freischutz (1998)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Carlos Kleiber - Weber: Der Freischutz (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:09:42 | 521 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 415 432-2

Der Freischutz is one of the great milestones in the history of opera. The resounding success of its premiere in 1821 practically made it a manifesto for German Romantic opera, one that would become a significant formative influence on Wagner. Although it has its roots in the Singspiel tradition exemplified by Mozart's Die Zauberflote, Der Freischutz cut new ground with its potent mixture of supernatural elements, dreams, folk melodies, evocations of nature, and symphonic tone painting.
Sviatoslav Richter, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber - Dvorak: Piano Concerto (1976/2012) [24/96]

Sviatoslav Richter, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber -
- Antonin Dvořák: Piano Concerto (1976/2012) [EMI Remaster '2011]

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:28 minutes | 678 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Legendary pianist Sviatoslav Richter delivers a compelling and lyrically-beautiful performance of Dvorak’s Piano Concerto. Richter’s playing is filled with passion and empathy. His triumphant effort is supported by Carlos Kleiber leading the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. The enchanting album is one of the finest displays of virtuosity.
Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2004/1987)

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (2004/1987)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.38 Gb (DVD9) | 155 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Performances from Pamela Coburn, Brigitte Fassbaender, Janet Perry, Eberhard Wachter, the Choir und Ballet der Bayerischen Staatsoper, and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Rosalinde, wife of Eisenstein, is having an affair with Alfred. Eisenstein is due to begin a prison sentence the next morning, and the prison governor, Frank, is expected to collect him at any moment. However, Eisenstein allows himself to be talked into attending a fancy dress ball by Dr Falke, and when Frank arrives to find Alfred with Rosalinde, he assumes him to be Eisenstein and carts him off to prison.
Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)

Carlos Kleiber, Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Beethoven: Coriolan, Mozart: Symphonie No.33, Brahms: Symphonie No.4 (2004/1996)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.94 Gb (DVD9) | 76 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

Carlos Kleiber was perhaps the most highly regarded conductor of the late 20th century, but his relatively few excursions into the studio have left the musical world with a frustratingly small number of recordings. Thus we are particularly fortunate that, from among the relatively few appearances in his career, several concerts, one operetta and two operas were filmed. This concert with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester from Munich's Herkulessaal in October 1996 was on of his last.
Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphony No.36, Brahms: Symphony No.2 (2004/1991)

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Symphony No.36, Brahms: Symphony No.2 (2004/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.97 Gb (DVD9) | 72 min
Classical | DECCA

Carlos Kleiber was perhaps the most highly regarded conductor of the late 20th century, but his relatively few excursions into the studio have left the musical world with a frustratingly small number of recordings. Thus we are particularly fortunate that, from among the relatively few appearances in his career, several concerts, one operetta and two operas were filmed.
Carlos Kleiber, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Beethoven: Symphonies 4 & 7 (2004/1983)

Carlos Kleiber, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Beethoven: Symphonies 4 & 7 (2004/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 4.95 Gb (DVD9) | 72 min
Classical | Philips

The art of conducting was certainly imbued in Carlos Kleiber's whole persona and these magnificent performances of Beethoven's Fourth and Seventh symphonies find him on home ground with the excellent Concertgebouw Orchestra. Recorded in 1983, these concerts are a final testament to the art of great symphonic conducting and should definitely be in every serious music lover's collection.
Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert in Wien 1989 (2004)

Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker - Neujahrskonzert in Wien 1989 (2004)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.77 Gb (DVD9) | 93 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon

“One can share in a more carefree expression of joy here. Many fine conductors have presided over these traditional Strauss tributes, but none with such élan as the late Carlos Kleiber. The music swings and sways in terpsichorean ecstasy. Kleiber appears blissful as he inscribes elegant arcs with his baton, and the players beam.” (Gramophone)
Bizet - Carmen (Carlos Kleiber, Elena Obraztsova, Placido Domingo) (2015/1978) [Blu-ray][/b]

Bizet - Carmen (Carlos Kleiber, Elena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo) (2015/1978) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12013 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 154 min | 15,6 GB
Audio: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese

The Vienna Carmen from 1978 is a sensational filmed document from the musical legacy of Carlos Kleiber: the meticulous conductor only ever conducted a highly selected repertoire, and among his very few audio and video recordings are only seven complete operas.