Tag Archives: Carlos Kleiber

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Some recordings of great works make such an impression that afterwards there’s no going back to others. Kurt Masur and Leipzig Gawandhaus Orchestra’s account of Beethoven’s 7th is nothing like this. It’s so boring that it temporarily ruined my impression … Continue reading

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Long Live the King, the King is Dead!

When I bought my very first CD-player one of the very first CDs I aquired was Catalog#: 439 403-2 Beethoven: Symphonien Nr. 5 & 6 ‘Pastorale’ on Deutsche Grammophon conducted by Karajan himself (1962-recording). I already knew the lead theme … Continue reading

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