This is a fabulous account of Beethoven’s 4th symphony from a 1986 tour of Japan, new to western viewers.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see him conduct the Eroica or the Choral ? Haitink once said “don’t be deceived by Kleiber’s repertoire. He knows everything really”.
Quite frustrating. Thanks for the link though
I can find only 2 movements (Nos. 1 and 3) of Kleiber’s Beethoven 4th on YouTube. Please tell me how to find the other two movements of this wonderful performance. I will be most grateful. Sincerely. Harold Zamansky email@example.com
Actually it was already posted on another channel a few months ago. You’re late Norman!
thanks norman, most os us do not have the time to check other channels.
==most of us do not have the time to check other channels.
Quite right. SD is a “one-stop shop” ! It really is an excellent film.
So, “new to western viewers who don’t have time to look anywhere else”?
Kleiber was a specialist of the 4th and the 7th. The same symphonies with the Concertgebouw are also on Youtube with a better quality of image and probably a better orchestra.
Wow, 7 dislikes for this comment? This comment is absolutely true, but don’t go to youtube for them….the better quality should be enjoyed on the DVD release, which is widely available. This Bavarian State Orchestra version (wouldn’t hurt to credit the orchestra, Mr. Lebrecht) is exciting, but the players are barely able to keep up with some of maestro Kleiber’s more impulsive moments. Not suggesting for a moment it’s not wonderfully electric and well worth the watch, but….the Concertgebouw one has this excitement AND also wonderful execution. Btw, the Beethoven 7th and the J. Strauss encores are also on the same youtube channel, and YES, these have been circulating for quite a while already.
Not new… sadly.
Not sure why I get 5 down ticks for pointing out that this has been available for ages? It is not, therefore, “new” as billed.
This, for example, an encore from the same concert, was posted on YouTube 13 years ago…with a title in English, so not exactly hidden away on JapanTube.
This (the LVB7 from the same concert) was posted 11 years ago.
I watched it, and couldn’t help deciding that he is the greatest conductor ! Coupled with his Vienna New Years Eve concert and his Rosenkavalier, I may not be wrong after all …
Interesting thought. One might say that, at his best he was as good as or better than anyone. But he didn’t conduct that much, had a very limited repertoire and didn’t do much in the way of building-up an orchestra or a company.
So, despite his high points, I struggle to see him as “the greatest”.
Mind you, his repertoire did include Butterworth! I have him doing some with the Chicago SO(!)
The sound quality is not good enough to discern his marked discontent at 0:46 – 0:51
Overall the approach seems quite close to the 1982 recording with the Bavarian State Orchestra. To me, he ‘owns’ the Fourth every bit as much as the Fifth.
The best conductor ever!
One of the best ever.
I would prefere to say ‘most intruiging conductor ever” He didn’t do enough records and didn’t work enough with one orchestra or opera for me. And this way to cancel performances was not nice for the musicians (think of about the Berliner in the 90’s) and for the audience. And the way he finnieshed his career was very sad. It was not a nice way to say good bye in canary islands… But it’s true that he went once in all the most prestigious places of the opera and the classical music.
Try the Seventh and the encores as well” Beethoven 7https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ctpii-12ds
Such a wonderful conductor. Such a pity he didn’t record more.
The whole concert, with encores, is here.
Bavarian State Orchestra in Hitomi Memorial Hall, Tokyo 19 May 1986
The link to the 7th is incomplete. Full 7th is here
Correct link to 7th is here https://youtu.be/RPTxuUJ0Yzg
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