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Josef Strauss Spharenklange Walzer NJK 1992 WPH Kleiber

From Carlos’ 1992 New Year’s Day Concert with the Vienna Phil, this masterpiece by Josef Strauss. We post in honour of our friend Tom Empson and his father of beloved memory.

UPDATE: an important discovery. Films of Carlos IN REHEARSAL for the 1992 New Years’ Day Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic.

These three are quite new, and very much worth seeing. They were likely made during the TV camera rehearsal for these live televised events. I have no idea about their provenance, nor have I seen even one frame before today. All thanks to whomever. 8:54 and 6:07 respectively, and more.

In time, all will come out. Meantime…

“Who Was Carlos Kleiber?” on BBC3, 26 September 2009

Author interview, together with Plàcido Domingo, Sir Peter Jonas, and Christine Lemke-Matwey.

Kleiber on YouTube

Click here for a sampling of Carlos Kleiber on YouTube.