Classic Archive 014 - Carlo-Maria Giulini
This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to Italian conductor Carlo-Maria Giulini, one of the last figures of the great Italian tradition. Conducting with his eyes closed like Karajan, the maestro brings forth a mystical dimension, heard in this version of Mozart’s Symphony n°40 in G minor, recorded in England in 1965 with the New Philharmonia Orchestra. Following Mozart’s freshness, Giulini displays Spanish warmth with Manuel de Falla’s Suite n°2 from The Three-cornered Hat, once more conducting New Philharmonia Orchestra, in the same venue. We finally end with Verdi, Giulini’s favorite composer. He conducts the Sicilian Vespers Overture, on the occasion of a 1968 concert recorded in England with the New Philharmonia Orchestra.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550; Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-cornered Hat), Suite No. 2; Giuseppe Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (Sicilian Vespers), Overture