More from Brigitte and Placido

More from Brigitte and Placido


norman lebrecht

February 06, 2011

A new documentary about the conductor Carlos Kleiber has turned up on YouTube with contributions by Fassbaender, Domingo, Michael Gielen, Manfred Honeck and others. 

Without delving much into the man’s psychology or piercing his closely guarded privacy, it offers numerous insights into the tensions he achieved in performance – an electricity the like of which few have matched.
Here’s a link to the first part. There are five episodes altogether. 


  • Adam Greenwood says:

    Yeah – but unfortunately this German text biography is not available in English, nor ever-scheduled to be. Schott confirm they will not be going forward with English text, but they did do a Japanese text version???
    Why not?
    Will the same thing happen to Muti’s new autobiography? I’m sure that alot of people (especially in Chicago obviously) would want to read such a thing?