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
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 12 Size: 708 MB
Carlo 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
Even 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
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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
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