Monday, January 07, 2008

Erich Kleiber

The Blue Danube:

During the 1930 season [with the New York Philharmonic] Kleiber had given a superb performance of the Fantastique. the first and last movements — the touchstones of conducting intelligence in that work — had been done with a control, animation, and sense of line that I have never heard equaled.
— Jacques Barzun, “Erich Kleiber” (1956), in Critical Questions, 1982, p. 39–40.

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