DG Will Release Series of Carlos Kleiber Recordings on Video
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
NEW YORK (AP) ó Carlos Kleiber's small discography is about to expand dramatically on Nov. 1.
The Universal Music Group is releasing six DVDs and one VHS recording led by Kleiber, who died on July 12 at 74.
An October 1996 concert in Munich, Germany, of Brahms's Fourth Symphony, Mozart's 33rd Symphony and Beethoven's Coriolan Overture with the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra is being issued for the first time, the company said Tuesday [31 August].
Kleiber conducted publicly just seven times after that, leading two concerts the following year and five in 1999.
Also being released on DVD for the first time are performances of Brahms's Second and Mozart's 36th with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1991; Beethoven's Fourth and Seventh with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1983; and his 1992 New Year's concert with the Vienna Philharmonic.
In addition, his 1986 performance of Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus with the Bavarian State Opera and his 1989 New Year's concert are being rereleased on DVD along with a VHS version of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier with the Bavarian State Opera in 1979.
Kleiber was a notorious perfectionist who recorded and conducted infrequently. The releases are being made under an agreement between Unitel, which owns the rights, and Deutsche Grammophon and the Decca Music Group, and the recordings will be on DG and Philips.
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