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 concerts 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.
Tracklisting: - Beethoven: Symphonies 4 & 7 concertgebouw Orchestra - Directed by Humphrey Burton - Recorded 1983 - Brahms: Symphony No.2 - Mozart Symphony No.36 "Linz" - Wiener Philharmoniker - Directed by Horant H. Hohlfield Recorded 1991 - Brahms: Symphony No.4 - Mozart: Symphony No.33 - Beethoven "Coriolan" Overture - Bayerisches Staatsorchester - Directed by Horant H. Hohlfield - Recorded 1996 - New Year's Concert 1989 - Wiener Philharmoniker - Directed by Brian Large - Recorded 1989 - New Year's Concert 1992 - Wiener Philharmoniker - Directed by Brian Large - Recorded 1992