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From The Archives - Erich Kleiber

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Conductors Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer and Wilhelm Furtwängler - Berlin 1929

Five of the world’s greatest conductors came together in Berlin, 1929. In the third of five shows paying tribute to these extraordinary musicians we profile Erich Kleiber. He was a master interpreter and superlative musician. He left a prominent post in Germany in protest of Nazi racial policies and lived in Buenos Aires for years while conducting opera and symphonic concerts wherever he could. After World War II he was embraced and revered as one of the world’s great conductors. We’ll hear his legendary recording of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony which still inspires many decades later.

Compositions and Recordings

Procession of the Nobles, by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov
Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Symphony No. 6, by Ludwig van Beethoven
Erich Kleiber and The Concertgebouw Orchestra

Euryanthe Overture, by Carl Maria von Weber
Erich Kleiber and The Concertgebouw Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC.