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Giulini in Vienna

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Jeremy Lee writes

This 15CD box contains all of Giulini’s DG recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony, including his concerto recordings.  A substantial proportion of the recordings featuring the Vienna Philharmonic would be considered “Late Giulini” (around mid-1980s), a style that was Continue reading

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Late Giulini and the Concertgebouw in Debussy and Ravel

Jeremy Lee writes

Compared to the Austro-Germanic classics, Giulini’s did not record nearly as much French music, and yet he evidently felt quite sympathetic to the colorful French style, as shown by the fact that he has recorded most of the works featured on this disc more than once.  As with all remakes, Continue reading


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Giulini’s Berlin Verdi Requiem

Jeremy Lee writes

There are a few major types of Verdi Requiems.  We have the operatic, dramatic camp (Bernstein, Solti, Muti, Pappano), the cool-headed, more emotionally distant camp (Bychkov, Abbado), the coolly analytical camp (Harnoncourt à la Boulez), and the spiritual, reverential camp (Karajan, Celibidache).  Carlo Maria Giulini’s Continue reading


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Berman/Giulini Liszt Concertos

Leonard Ip writes

Liszt’s piano concertos are well-served on CD. Richter’s studio recordings with Kondrashin are justly legendary, complemented by excellent modern versions such as Zimerman/Ozawa and the more recent Nebolsin/Petrenko. Berman recorded these performances with Giulini and the Vienna Symphony in 1976 and they were Continue reading