ERICH KLEIBER conducts Beethoven 5, 6 & 9

"Kleiber, in general, is well on the way to becoming the world's Beethoven conductor by what you would think is the simple process of letting his orchestras play just what they see, which is just what Beethoven wrote in the first place. But it is not so simple as it sounds, though the problem is more human than musical; it is that it is difficult to live the life of a star conductor for some years and still believe that Beethoven knew best" - The Gramophone, 1954

Three superb Beethoven symphonies are presented this week under the baton of Erich Kleiber - the Fifth and Sixth recorded with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1953 and the 'Choral' Ninth with the Vienna Philharmonic a year earlier - all sounding stunning in these new XR Ambient Stereo remasters for Pristine.

TOSCANINI PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time Friday 14 January, and for exactly one week, we mark the anniversary on 16 January 2022 of the death of  Arturo Toscanini, with a 15% discount on all our recordings of him conducting, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and applied at the checkout.