The enigmatic Carlos Kleiber was voted the greatest conductor of all time, although he performed infrequently and released only a few albums. He was paralysed by self-doubt, but did he also believe in something that feels increasingly radical in an age of mass information, asks Phil Hebblethwaite, the beauty in just being, and leaving no trace? I’m a sucker for a cult figure in music, and in classical music there’s barely a more cultish proposition than Carlos Kleiber.
Above is the cover for Peter Frampton's 1976 double live album Frampton Comes Alive! - a No.1 record in the US that made the British rocker's name and has now gone eight-times platinum. And on that cover you can see the neck of a black 1954 Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, colloquially known as a 'Black Beauty'. In 1980, tragedy struck. A cargo plane crashed on takeoff in Venezuela, on route to Panama, where Frampton was due to perform.
Stravinsky’s merciless Rite Of Spring from 1913 was the last hit piece he had, although he lived and worked prolifically until 1971. So how come we’re still talking about the Russian modernist as one of the greatest composer of the 20th century? Igor Stravinsky was still in his 20s when a dream of a girl dancing herself to death in a pagan ritual inspired him to come up with the thunderous, revolutionary Rite Of Spring.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".