Recording: Saal 1, Funkhaus, WDR Cologne 4 April 1955
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
In his book Conductors on Record, John L. Holmes says of Kleiber “many have argued that his performance of Beethoven Symphony No.5 was the greatest recording ever made of that much recorded work, maybe until that of his son, Carlos Kleiber, was issued in 1975.”
“The Fifth is fiery and lucid, characteristics of Kleiber père's conducting. Nothing is taken for granted; and that freshness is even more apparent in the Sixth, which moves briskly, but with extraordinarily sweet-toned strings…”
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