Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7

Wiener Philharmoniker

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Following in the footsteps of his conductor father, Erich Kleiber, Carlos Kleiber was one of the most respected and enigmatic conductors of the 20th century. An Austrian by birth, and originally named Karl, Carlos Kleiber grew up in Argentina, following his father’s refusal to work under the Nazi regime of the 1930s. Kleiber’s talent was noticed early and regretted by his father, who had hoped his son might excel in a non-musical profession. He went on to conduct at the highest level in the USA and Europe and was famously reclusive. Nearly 20 years after his death, fans treasure the very few recordings he left behind. It's no exaggeration to say that this album featuring two of Beethoven's best-known symphonies is legendary, and many Beethoven fans argue they haven't been bettered since. Kleiber’s mastery, precision and control of his musicians continue to fascinate his fans, and his enigmatic legacy endures. read more

Credits

    Record Label

    Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

    Released

    2012

    Recorded

    4 April 1974, 16 January 1976

    Recording location

    Musikvereinssaal, Vienna

    Producer

    Werner Mayer

    Producer

    Dr. Hans Hirsch

    Producer

    Hans Weber

    Balance Engineer

    Hans-Peter Schweigmann

    Recording Engineer

    Hans-Rudolf Müller

    Recording Engineer

    Wolf-Dieter Karwatky

    Recording Engineer

    Jobst Eberhardt

    Balance Engineer

    Klaus Scheibe

    Recording Engineer

    Jürgen Bulgrin

    Studio Personnel

    Klaus Behrens

    Studio Personnel

    Reinhild Schmidt

    Studio Personnel

    Volker Martin

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