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Erich Kleiber マーラーとエーリッヒ・クライバー

エーリッヒが指揮者になろうと志したのは、ウィーンでマーラー自身の指揮した交響曲第6番の初演を聞いたためとされています。

John Russel の "Erich Kleiber a memoir"には、この時の話として以下の記述があります。
(以下、同書pp.28-29からの引用)

It was towards the end of 1906, when the two boys had just turned sixteen, that Kleiber first revealed the true nature of his ambition. Mahler had given the first performance of his Sixth Symphony in the red and gold Grosser Musikvereinsaal. "We stood," Dr. Gál says, "in the tightly packed Stehparterrw and were enormously impressed by the huge, somewhat mammoth _like monumentality of the work, and by the conductor, with his nervous energy, spare, neat economical movements, and sovereign authority. When we left, Erich said quietly : "That I should love to perform, if I could." When I asked him, in amazement, what he meant, he said "Well - if I were a conductor, some day." At that time I had no doubt that I would be a composer, but he had never let slip a word about this ambition of his. It stuck in my head, and a day or two later I said : "Well, if you want to be a conductor you'll have to start playing the piano." "Yes," he said, "but I don't know how to get hold of one." We both knew that the only way to get a start was by being a Korrepetitor, or coach, in an opera house, and that the first requirement for this was the utmost alertness at the piano. I don't think he had any chance of acquiring this while we were at school, but I do remember that whenever we had our trio sessions I had to push him off my piano stool, because he would use every spare moment to get his hands on the keyboard, improvising or trying to get hold of a tune and its accompaniment, as musical people do when their hands are not used to the instrument.'

残念ながらエーリッヒの指揮したマーラーの作品の録音は残っていないようですが、マーラーの作品は指揮していたようです。以前、海外のオークションに出品されていたブラハでの1927年12月6日のウィーン・フィルのコンサートのプログラムです。

20030409 December 6,1927
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Wagner : Meistersinger - overture
Brahms : Symphony No.3
Mahler : Symphony No.4 (Marie Quadrat)

ペンシルベニア州立大学のアルマ・マーラー・コレクションにエーリッヒの手紙が掲載されています。

http://www.libraries.psu.edu/speccolls/FindingAids/mahlerwerfel/Gratulanten/kleiber.htm#Seitenanfang(ドイツ語)