Otto Klemperer's Long Journey through his Times

Author: Arthaus Musik

Unique luxury edition with rare film material on Otto Klemperer as well as the complete concert recording from September 26, 1971 on CD or Vinyl

  • 109291 Otto Klemperer Edition DVD | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    109291 Otto Klemperer Edition DVD © Arthaus Musik

Otto Klemperer was doubtlessly one of the most important and most influential conductors of the 20th century. His interpretations of Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms still belong to the standard for all generations of conductors today.

The exciting edition features two documentaries by Philo Bregstein, a 180 page book with additional texts by renowned musicologists but also a collection of rarely seen photographs and the exclusive complete audio recording of Klemperers Last Concert with the New Philharmonia Orchestra from September 26, 1971 in London on 2 Audio CDs or 2 Vinyl LPs (180 g), digitally remastered as well as never before seen filmed interviews with Pierre Boulez and Ernst Bloch from 1972.

In Philo Bregstein’s film OTTO KLEMPERER’S LONG JOURNEY THROUGH HIS TIMES – restored, re-edited and finally available again after 20 years – you can follow Klemperer’s journey from Germany to the USA, back to Hungary and lastly to London, documented with a lot of detail and archive material. This film is a unique filmography that you will find nowhere else.

KLEMPERER THE LAST CONCERT shows exclusive film material of rehearsals and the “last” concert on September 26, 1971 in London, in a documentary that can be called Klemperer’s musical legacy on film.

Cat.No.: 109289 (DVD + 2x Audio CDs) | 109291 (DVD + 2x 180g Vinyl) Limited Edition

Genre Concert, Documentary
Duration DVD 1 (Long Journey): 100 min | DVD 2 (The Last Concert): 74 min + 35 min Bonus | CD or Vinyl: 88 min
Video format 2 x DVD 9 / NTSC + 2x Audio CD or 2x Vinyl LP
Audio format PCM Stereo (DVD 1 + 2) | Mono, digitally remastered (CD or Vinyl)
Director Philo Bregstein



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