Carlos Kleiber would have been 90 todaymain
The greatest conductor of his generation was born on July 3, 1930 and died on July 13, 2004. He had retired ten years earlier and his wife had predeceased him by a few months.
Sad to acknowledge that in the 16 years since his passing no-one has come close to taking his place as a quirky, my-way, inspirational, anti-celebrity, musicbiz-averse, totally trustworthy and ever-surprising leader of musicians.
It’s starting to look as if we will never see his like again.