New PDF release: Corresponding with Carlos: A Biography of Carlos Kleiber

By Charles Barber

ISBN-10: 0810881438

ISBN-13: 9780810881433

ISBN-10: 1442231173

ISBN-13: 9781442231177

Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) was once the best conductor of his iteration. His attractiveness is famous, and but astonishingly, in his 5 a long time at the podium, he performed in basic terms 89 live shows, a few six hundred opera performances, and produced 12 recordings. How did anyone who labored so little in comparison to his friends in achieving so much?

Between his really small output and famous aversion to exposure, many got here to treat Kleiber as reclusive and distant, bordering on unapproachable. yet in 1989 a carrying out scholar at Stanford college wrote him a letter, and an strange factor happened: the world-renowned conductor answered. And so started a 15-year correspondence, examine, and friendship by means of mail.

Drawing seriously in this decade-and-a-half trade, Corresponding with Carlos is the 1st English-language biography of Kleiber ever written. Charles Barber bargains detailed insights into how Kleiber labored in accordance with their lengthy and unique correspondence. This biography by way of one pal of one other considers, between different concerns, Kleiber's singular aesthetic, his playful and sometimes erudite humorousness, his attractiveness for perfectionism, his much-studied baton strategy, and the well-known live performance and opera performances he conducted.

Comic and compelling, Corresponding with Carlos explores the nice conductor's musical lineage and the modern contexts during which he labored. It repudiates myths that necessarily crop up round genius and displays on Kleiber's contribution to trendy musical functionality. This biography is perfect for musicians, students, and a person with a distinct love of the good classical song tradition.

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