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Posted by Geoff Diggines on September 26, 2016, 8:09 pm, in reply to "Re: Rattle/Mahler
Sue, agree with you totally re Brahms. I find much of what I have heard from Carlos Kleiber superb, despite his very small repertoire. His baton technique does not have the rigour of a Toscanini, but every gesture was for the music.I think his Beethoven 7 is one of the best, also his Tristan and Traviata - very like Toscanini in matters of tempo. Much of his repertoire is of works his father conducted. I don't think he was greater than his father as some have suggested, but certainly equal, esp in Rosenkavalier. I think he might have had some kind oedipal/father thing, which he couldn't quite shake off. But he will certainly join the Pantheon of great conductors; Toscanini, Furtwangler, Fritz Busch,Clemens Krauss, Fritz Reiner, Klemperer, Bohm, and many others.
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