Four Complete Concerts from 1947/48, Previously Unissued. CD No. 1 (50:57) (Concert of 20 Dec. 1947). Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B Minor; Weber: Konzertstück für Klavier in F Minor, Op. 79 with Claudio Arrau, piano; Falla: Introduction and Dance from La Vida Breve. CD No. 2 (56:16) (Concert of 27 Dec. 1947) Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor (Christmas Concerto); Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major, D. 485; Johann Strauss: Tales of the Vienna Woods, op. 325 & Gypsy Baron Overture. CD No. 3 (55:14) (Concert of 3 Jan. 1948). Dvorak: Carnival Overture & Wedding Dance from The Wild Dove. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor; Op 36. CD No. 4 (55:26) (Concert of 10 Jan. 1948). Beethoven: Egmont Overture Op 84 & Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major,Op 55. AAD. UPC # 017685-11122-8.
"I know of no Kleiber rendition of anything that drags, ever. Muscularity of design, clean articulation of inner parts, the man was a master of his idiom. Only his uncompromising nature kept him from more worldly success; in music, he had few peers."
-Gary Lemco, Audiophile Audition
"Kleiber enthusiasts should snap this set up. Anyone nostalgic for the era in the United States when classical music belonged to everyone, or who is curious about the "great conductors" – and Kleiber was one, without a doubt – also will get much enjoyment from this release."
-Raymond Tuttle, Classical.net
"…delicate without sounding precious, full of vitality without being aggressive. And fun."
-"Fresh Air," National Public Radio