May 07, 2013

The Klemperer Legacy - three new titles

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Otto Klemperer‘s death, EMI Classics pays tribute to the incomparable conductor with the release of an extensive edition of 11 luxurious yet affordable boxsets. 3 new titles out now.

This batch includes Klemperer’s interpretations of Mahler’s work, famous for their ‘big outlines’ and ‘rock-like rhythms’ (Musical Times). The second collection provides a collection of the conductor’s Baroque and Classical repertoire, showcasing – at the forefront of the selection – Klemperer’s characteristically ‘unadorned’ Bach as well as his fiery interpretations of Haydn’s late symphonies. The 20th century box treats us to Klemperer’s sprightly, quirkily personal performances of neo-classical masterpieces by Hindemith and Stravinsky, as well as giving a glimpse into the mind of Klemperer the creative musician, decisively influenced by his early encounters with Mahler.