Re: Great Sunday (or Any Day) Listening

by Jason Lee Steorts

Thanks, Mike

Here’s my nomination: Carlos Kleiber conducting the overture to Die Fledermaus.

“That ‘WORKING’ is never any good, is an axiom. One has to have an insight to understand it, tho’. Like it took me till the day before yesterday, practically, to understand what my father meant when he gave me this only piece of advice: ‘Versuch ja nicht zu musizieren!’ [‘Do not attempt to make music!’] Hair-raising, isn’t it!” (Carlos Kleiber to Peter Jonas, quoted in Corresponding with Carlos: A Biography of Carlos Kleiber, by Charles Barber)