HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (Giulini)

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I know, someone here will not agree completely with me, but for me this is
the best LvB’s 5th. In the first movement the DA DA DA DUUUM is in fact soft pedal-ed. Especially the second time it is played: It sounds more like “DAA DUU….DAA DUU”. WHICH IS AWESOME!!! Giulini is doing something DIFFERENT, something Wonderful, which would be stupid if it didn’t TOTALLY work with the way the rest of the first movement is presented. The longer I’m alive, the more I realize that the movements the great composers wrote are complete statements. Giulini makes it clear that the motif that everybody remembers is the least important part, or, actually not that, it’s all important, but that the last minute or so is THE STUFF.
Overall, this is just AMAZING. Criticisms of Giulini are often right on the mark. His Eroica with the same orchestra is almost ridiculous in it’s SLOW deliberateness . This performance is however not slow (except for the second movement, which is still wonderfully played), not soft-edged and not ponderous.
Best EVER transition between the 3rd and 4th movements and the BEST final few seconds.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Vinyl 1982
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 708 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (EMI) Johannes Brahms – Violin Concerto (Perlman/Giulini)

front-small-boxsetCarlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) and Itzhak Perlman collaborated with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in this famous 1976 EMI recording. I have heard this criticized as having an overly slow Ist movement. Having listened to this, I do not find I overly slow, but rather a bit leisurely, giving the conductor, orchestra and soloist TIME to really interact and do some special touches with Brahms’ orchestration. II and III are definitely in the same league tempo wise, with many other recordings. The recorded sound is excellent and the Chicago Symphony plays with great authority and precision.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Itzhak Perlman
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

Vinyl (1977)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.61 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Giuseppe Verdi – Requiem (Giulini)

front_small_boxsetEven though the corruption of the Heirarchy, mainly about power, put him off the Church, and made it difficult for him to believe, Verdi expresses here his faith, or longing for faith. The Giulini recording of Verdi’s “Requiem” has long been a favorite of many listeners, both for the conducting and the quality of the soloists, most of whom were at the peak of their careers.

# Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
# Performer: Nicolai Gedda, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf,  Christa Ludwig
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 11
# Label: EMI Angel
# ASIN: B00AM5RD44
# Size: 1.84 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server:
FF

 

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (EMI) Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Perlman/Giulini)

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Although it is a digital production from the early 80s, in 16bit/44.1kHz, it still sound by far much much better than from the CD…don’t ask me why – just trust to your ears. (I know, why 😉 )

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1981)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN:
B000TENNX8
# Size: 870 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

 

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Mussorgsky/Prokofiev – Pictures At An Exhibition/Symphonie Classique (CPO/Giulini)

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Although he never received the publicity accorded to some more famous conductors, Carlo Maria Giulini was equal to, or better than, all such “star” conductors. In fact, Giulini was quite simply one of the half dozen or so greatest conductors of the 20th century.

# Composer: Modest Mussorgsky, Sergeji Prokofiev
# Orchestra – Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor – Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1976)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN:
B004TNZVEY
# Size: 858 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ (Michelangeli/Giulini)

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This is one of the greatest recordings of the Emperor-Concerto
…and almost a sensation to find it on vinyl

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
# Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN:
B00000E3FN
# Size: 843 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 (Michelangeli/Giulini)

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Without any doubt, this is one of the most magnificent recordings of the 3rd Concerto

…and it’s almost impossible to find it on vinyl – lucky me to have it

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
# Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN:
B000001GXL
# Size: 820 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Michelangeli/Giulini)

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Magisterial ! Michelangeli redefines Beethoven

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
# Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1980)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 14
# ASIN:
B000001GXL
# Size: 808 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Don Giovanni (Giulini)

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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Singer: Eberhard Wächter, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Giuseppe Taddei, Gottlob Frick, Graziella Sciutti, Joan Sutherland, Luigi Alva, Piero Cappuccilli
# Orchestra: Philarmonia Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1959)
# Number of Discs: 4
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR14
# ASIN: B002N4DZ2G
# Size: 2.96 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server:
FF

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HD-Vinyl 96/24 (EMI) W. A. Mozart – Piano Concertos No. 9 & 21 (Weissenberg/Giulini)


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# Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
# Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg
# Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
# Vinyl (1979)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Label: EMI
# ASIN: B000BDJ5LQ
# Size: 1.18 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, RS

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