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Kleiber, Erich 1890-1956

Works: 586 works in 1,159 publications in 5 languages and 5,535 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Musical settings  Drama  Live sound recordings  Symphonies  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Art music  Biographical films 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Author, Contributor, Editor, Other, Singer
Classifications: M1001, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Erich Kleiber
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

48 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Erich Kleiber by Erich Kleiber( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of conducting : legendary conductors of a golden era by Peter R Smith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rehearsal and performance footage presenting the work of six conductors: Sergiu Celibidache, Wilhelm Furtwengler, Erich Kleiber, Willem Mengelberg, Evgeny Mravinsky, and Charles Munch. Archival footage is complemented by first- hand recollections of these conductors by people who knew them. Also includes rare film clips of Herbert von Karajan, Hermann Scherchen, Andre Cluytens, and Vaclav Talich
Symphony no. 2, B minor = h-Moll : op. 5 by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies 3 & 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

7 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

42 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
I vespri siciliani : [opera in 5 acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's gripping tale of Sicilians rising against the occupying French stars Renata Scotto in her only broadcast of this rarely heard masterpiece. From the beginning of the opera, when Elena (Scotto) sings an "innocent" song fanning the people's resentment against the foreign army, to the end, when the ringing of her wedding bells signals the start of the revolt, Scotto's artistry blazes. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in a wonderfully idiomatic performance, and Ruggero Raimondi is magnificent as Procida, the outlawed Sicilian leader
Symphony no.3 : "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonard Bernstein discusses the first movement of Beethoven's Eroica with musical illustrations"--Insert (2nd work)
Der Rosenkavalier : op. 59 by Richard Strauss( Recording )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centennial anthology : 1899-1999 : 15 masterpieces by Silvestre Revueltas( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Wagner's mastersinger : Hitler's Siegfried : the life and times of Max Lorenz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present documentary includes an exploration of the Third Reich's heroic ideal and examines the way in which Wagner's characters were portrayed onstage at this time, while also seeking answers to questions about Lorenz's career and addressing the complications caused by his private life. The film features archival footage from a period of four decades as well as eyewitness accounts from numerous colleagues and other contemporaries."--Container
Symphony no. 5 ; Symphony no. 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92 ; Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 : Choral by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, called the Ninth for short, bears the title "Symphony with final chorus on Schiller's "Ode to Joy!" It was completed in February of 1824 and first performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824. This symphony is the keystone of all Beethoven's symphonic works
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Orchestral showpieces by Erich Kleiber( Recording )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le nozze di Figaro : the marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

1 edition published in 1955 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alban Berg - Erich Kleiber : Briefe der Freundschaft by Alban Berg( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die vorliegenden 159 Briefe Alban Bergs und Erich Kleibers sind beredte Zeugnisse zweier großer Musikerpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts. Beide in Wien geboren, waren sie in ihrer Heimatstadt "bestenfalls geduldete Gäste", deren Karrieren im Ausland ihren Aufstieg nahmen. Eng verbunden mit der gemeinsamen künstlerischen Tätigkeit, entwickelte sich eine innige Freundschaft, basierend auf gegenseitiger Anerkennung und Bewunderung. Umso schmerzlicher empfanden beide Musiker die Repressionen durch Hitler-Deutschland, denen beide in gleicher Weise ausgesetzt waren. Während Alban Berg als Komponist heute volle Anerkennung genießt, ist der Drigent Erich Kleiber weitgehend in Vergessenheit geraten. Mit der Veröffentlichung ihrer Korrespondenz wird beiden Männern ein Denkmal gesetzt und darüber hinaus dem Leser Einblick geboten in das Leben und Wirken zweier Musikerpersönlichkeiten in einer politisch und künstlerisch zerrissenen Zeit
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Austria Ballets--Excerpts Chamber orchestra music Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra Conducting Conductors (Music) Country-dances (Music) García Lorca, Federico, Germany Incidental music Italy Kleiber, Erich, Live sound recordings Lorenz, Max, Motion picture music--Excerpts, Arranged Music Musical analysis Music and state Music appreciation Music--Computer network resources New York (State)--New York Nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2), double bass), Arranged Nonets (Piano, bassoon, clarinets (2), trumpet, violins (2), cello, double bass) Octets (Bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, violins (2), cello, double bass) Octets (Clarinets (3), horn, piccolo, trumpet, timpani, violin) Operas Operas, Arranged Operas--Excerpts Operas--Excerpts, Arranged Operas--Librettos Orchestral music Overtures Overtures (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Piano music (4 hands), Arranged Rondos (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Schiller, Friedrich, Sicilian Vespers (Italy : 1282) Songs (High voice) with orchestra Suites (Orchestra) Symphonic poems Symphonies Symphonies (Beethoven, Ludwig van) Symphonies (Piano), Arranged Tenors (Singers) Trueba, Antonio de, Waltzes Wind nonets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), flute, horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind nonets (Bassoons (3), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)), Arranged Wind octets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2), oboes (2)) Wind sextets (Bassoons (2), clarinets (2), horns (2))
Alternative Names
Erich Kleiber Austrian conductor

Erich Kleiber avstrijski skladatelj

Erich Kleiber direttore d'orchestra e compositore austriaco

Erich Kleiber dirigent uit Oostenrijk (1890-1956)

Erich Kleiber dyrygent niemiecki

Erich Kleiber Osztrák karmester

Ericus Kleiber

Kleber, E.

Kleiber, E.

Ерих Клайбер

Еріх Кляйбер

Клайбер, Эрих

אריך קלייבר

اریش کلایبر

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クライバー, エーリヒ


German (90)

Italian (82)

English (43)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)