Kleiber won’t lend Bernstein his new LP

Kleiber won’t lend Bernstein his new LP


norman lebrecht

January 05, 2016

bernstein kleiber

Captions, please.



h/t: DH


  • Simone says:

    In Positano, Italy, at Franco Zeffirelli’s villa, 1980s.

  • Richard Biedermeyer says:

    It’s a board game, not a record (LP) Norm. Thought you were a “musical expert”?

  • DESR says:

    Indeed, this is a children’s toy from the 1980s…

    Carlos: ‘Lenny, if I give you this you will only end up throwing it out of your pram’

    Lenny: ‘But Papa Franco said I could have it first!’

  • flipthefrog says:

    That image is too big. Please make it much smaller

  • Peter says:

    LB: “I love you, Carlos baby, you are a smart boy that you found it, but now give me my whiskey back.”

    CK: “Only if you guess who my real father is.”

    • Sue says:

      Carlos Kleiber was not the son of Alban Berg. You’ve been reading too many gossip rags. Carlos was the living image of his sister, Veronica. Is she a Berg baby too? Arrant nonsense.

  • Leo says:

    I told you Lenny that if I brought my game I’d refuse to take my clothes off!!

  • DESR says:

    CK: ‘You always cry like a child when I am around so look what I brought you!’

    Lenny: ‘Hey it’s Carlos Simon! What does it play? “We’re so vain”?!’

  • TI says:

    Kleiber: This is the only way I can understand Stravinsky and Messiaen.
    Bernstein: Really ? Then I’d better have a go after you !

  • Mark Henriksen says:

    CK: Lenny, I brought you a little something to use around the villa.

    LB: a children’s game?

    CK: no man, a bigger scarf!!!

  • T. Manor says:

    CK: Hey Lenny! There’s this twit named Norman Lebrecht who thinks this late 70’s electronic game is some sort of music album! Can you imagine?!
    LB: I know, I know. He’s been a pain in my kiester for quite some time.

  • Sue says:

    CK; We all know I’m more beautiful than you – and I can actually conduct.

    LB: But Franco says I’m more beautiful.