Conductor Carlos Kleiber came from a musical family. His father was conductor Erich Kleiber, and for some reason he provided absolutely no encouragement to son, Carlos, when the son wanted to become a conductor.
But Carlos persevered! And how fortunate we are for that! Carlos Kleiber became one of the greatest conductors of all time, even though he mostly specialized in a fairly restricted repertoire. One of his amazing strengths was his ability to lead the interpretations of the joyous music of Johann Strauss.
This recording is devoted to Showing younKleiber’s great skill:
Carlos Kleiber conducts Johann Strauss
Strauss, J, I:
Radetsky March, Op. 228
Strauss, J, II:
Accelerationen, Op. 234
Bauern-Polka, Op. 276
Vibrationen, Op. 204
Die Fledermaus Overture
Künstlerleben, Op. 316
Moulinet Polka, Op. 57
Eljen a Magyar Schnell-Polka, Op. 332
Im Krapfenwald’l, Polka française, Op. 336
Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410
Ritter Pázmán: Csárdás
Thermen-Walzer, Op. 245
Neues Leben – Polka Francaise, Op. 278
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
All performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber conducting.
Here is Carlos Kleiber, conducting music from “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss II. Kleiber always loved to conduct in Japan, and audiences adored him and did not argue with his requests.