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Carlo Maria Giulini

His death in June 2005 was described in the obituaries as the “end of an era”. Carlo Maria Giulini belongs to the formative conductors of the 20th century, to those great maestros who through classical music became classics themselves. He made his name as the first principal conductor of the Milan Radio Orchestra, which was co-founded by him in 1950, and the performance of unknown operas by Scarlatti, Malipiero and Handel. He reached fame as the principal conductor of La Scala from 1953 with the great Italian opera repertoire. His recording of “Don Giovanni” in 1959, Visconti’s production of „La Traviata“ in 1955, the legendary Requiem by Verdi in 1963 has kept model status until today. The great spectacle of the opera, however, was by no means the elixir of life for Giulini. At the end of the 60s this seemingly aristocratic, but always modest musician withdrew from the stage. Henceforth he dedicated himself to the concert repertory, being fortunate enough to conduct only those works he was convinced of. They were first and foremost the romantic symphonies by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, with the addition of the sacred music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Verdi and Fauré, which were his particular preference: “I believe that art is always religious”, the devout Catholic declared. The present recording from the year 1974 shows Giulini after his retreat, while exemplifying the great seriousness and concentration of the conductor at work as well as the pleasure of playing and indulging in the enchantingly beautiful music by Schumann.


Robert Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri, op. 50

Another major release for the budget series ARTS. This is the first complete recording of the Cimarosa masterpiece, the first studio recording in DDD, the most accurate recording following the original manuscript. The only competitor in fact is an old DGG recording with a non-italian cast, only offe...
Preis: 30,00 €



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