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Carlos Kleiber


Carlos Kleiber was among the legendary conductors of his period, well-known for his infrequent, but supreme interpretations of a restricted repertory. THE BRAND NEW York Times known as him “probably the most venerated conductor since Arturo Toscanini.” Carlos Kleiber was created in Berlin, but grew up in Argentina. He was thinking about music from an early on age group, despite opposition from his well-known dad, the conductor Erich Kleiber. Carlos resolved in European countries in 1952 to become repétiteur on the Movie theater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. He produced his debut performing Millöcker’s Gasparone in Potsdam in 1954. He obtained another répétiteur placement in 1956 on the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and was marketed to conductor in 1958. From 1964 to 1966 he was a conductor on the Züwealthy Opera, then initial conductor on the Württemberg Condition Movie theater in Stuttgart (1966-1968). From 1968 to 1978 he was a conductor on the Bavarian Condition Opera in Munich. During this time period he made significant guest performances. His Uk debut was performing Berg’s Wozzeck on the Edinburgh Celebration in 1966. His Vienna debut was leading Tristan und Isolde in 1973, and he debuted at Bayreuth performing the same function. In 1974 he made an appearance for the very first time at Covent Backyard and La Scala, both in cases performing Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. His American debut automobile was with Verdi’s Otello in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. He produced his debut on the Met in 1988. Subsequently, he also made an appearance being a conductor of orchestral concerts, including shows using the Chicago Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as the Berlin Philharmonic. After Kleiber quit his placement in Munich, he didn’t enter another permanent romantic relationship with an orchestra or opera home, preferring instead to create rare guest performances. Kleiber was a tireless perfectionist who possesses an extraordinary strength in rehearsal and efficiency. He produced shows of refined, refined execution that remove everything however the composer’s purest motives. Kleiber released just a few recordings, but each is regarded as a masterpiece of interpretation. His repertory arrived primarily from your Classical and Passionate repertoire, including Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart symphonies and overtures. One of the shows of his profession had been his interpretations of opera, including Der Rosenkavalier, and Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. His repertoire also included waltzes along with other lighter functions, which he performed around the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s concerts. A few of his opera productions, along with a documentary of his rehearsal and performing technique, can be found on video. An extremely private guy, he avoided general public looks and press interviews. He became a naturalized Austrian resident in 1980.

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Full Name Carlos Kleiber
Died July 13, 2004, Konjšica, Slovenia
Profession Conductor
Nationality Austrian
Spouse Stanislava Brezovar
Children Lillian Kleiber, Marko Kleiber
Parents Erich Kleiber, Ruth Goodrich
Albums New Years Concert 1992, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67, Tristan und Isolde (Staatskapelle Dresden feat. conductor: Carlos Kleiber), Die Fledermaus, Symphonie Nr. 7, Carlos Kleiber Conducts Strauss, Dvorák: Piano Concerto / Schubert: “Wanderer” Fantasy, Symphonie no. 6, Symphonien nos. 3 & 8 »Unvollendete«, C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major - Telemann: Suite in B-Flat Major, Der Freischütz (highlights), Verdi: La Traviata (International Version), Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B Minor Conducted by Carlos Kleiber (1972) and Erich Kleiber (1947), Verdi Recital, R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose), Op. 59, TrV 227, Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata, Vol. 2, Tandem Strauss/Kleiber, New Year's Concert 1992 (In the 150th Jubilee Year of the Wiener Philharmoniker), New Year's Concert 1989, La Traviata (Highlights), Tribute to a Unique Artist, Symphony no. 2 in B minor, Piano Concerto, Beautiful Wedding Melodies, Carlos Kleiber - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Carlos Kleiber à Vienne, Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60, Grosse Opern Vol. 2, Great Symphonies: The Best of DG Originals, Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 5 – Meisterwerke, Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral", Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata, Vol. 1, Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 & Fidelio Overture
Nominations Echo Award for Best Music DVD, Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera

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1 Carlos and his wife Stanislava are buried together in the Slovenian village Konjsica near Litija. They were survived by a son, Marko, and a daughter, Lillian.
2 Made his U.S. debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1978, conducting the overture to Weber's "Der Freischutz," Schubert's Third Symphony and Beethoven's Fifth. His only other American performances were at the Metropolitan Opera, where he made his debut in 1988.
3 Was considered one of the great conductors of the late 20th century along with Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan and Georg Solti. He was a mysterious figure in the music world, refusing all interviews, but he repeatedly left orchestra players notes filled with instructions, which became known as "Kleibergrams."
4 Argentine conductor of German birth. His parents settled in Buenos Aires in 1935, and he began music lessons in 1950, making his début at La Plata in 1952. When the family returned to Europe, his father, the conductor Erich Kleiber advised him against a musical career and he studied chemistry, but he began his opera career at the Theater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich, in 1953.



Ils sont partout 2016 performer: "Tenesta la Promessa"
The Intouchables 2011 performer: "Nein, länger trag' ich nicht die Qualen... Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen"
Minority Report 2002 performer: "8th Symphony in B Minor Unfinished D759 - 1st Movement"
Le pornographe 2001 performer: "MILD UND LEISE ER LACHELT, extrait de 'Tristan und Isolde'"
Stardom 2000 "Jgerchor: Was Gleicht Wohl Auf Erden"
Apt Pupil 1998 performer: "Tristan Und Isolde"
A Comédia de Deus 1995 performer: "'Mild und liese wie es lächelt', extracto de 'Tristan und Isolde'"

Music Department

Music Department

Der Rosenkavalier 1994 TV Movie conductor
Mozart - Symphony No. 36 'Linz'/Brahms - Symphony No. 2 1991 TV Special conductor
Der Rosenkavalier 1979 TV Movie conductor
La bohème 1979 TV Movie conductor
Carmen 1978 TV Movie conductor



Der Rosenkavalier 1994 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Mozart - Symphony No. 36 'Linz'/Brahms - Symphony No. 2 1991 TV Special Dirigent
Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker 1989 TV Series Himself - Dirigent
Die Fledermaus 1986/I TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Der Rosenkavalier 1979 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
La bohème 1979 TV Movie Himself - Concertatore e direttore d'orchestra
Carmen 1978 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Otello 1976 TV Movie Himself - Conductor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Spuren ins Nichts - Der Dirigent Carlos Kleiber 2010 Documentary Himself

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