Giulini in America

Giulini in America

by Carlo Maria Giulini
     
 

This is the second in a two-box series of Giulini in America releases, reissuing recordings from the Italian conductor that have long been out of print. The first box covered Carlo Maria Giulini's recordings from the late 1970s and early 1980s with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and focused on See more details below

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This is the second in a two-box series of Giulini in America releases, reissuing recordings from the Italian conductor that have long been out of print. The first box covered Carlo Maria Giulini's recordings from the late 1970s and early 1980s with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and focused on Beethoven and Brahms; these, from the mid-'70s, feature the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and are partly devoted to late Romantic pieces that put the famed Chicago brasses to work. These recordings were critical favorites in their day, but they had a low-key quality that sometimes worked against popular acceptance. The highlight here is perhaps the Mahler "Symphony No. 9," which takes up all of the fourth CD and part of the fifth; the vast sweep, the poetic climb toward transcendence, the conductor's willingness to draw out a quiet passage to the max, and the huge orchestration canvas all combine here to produce a magnificent effect. The Mussorgsky/Ravel "Pictures at an Exhibition" makes a fine Chicago brass showcase, and the often quietly melodic pair of Dvorák symphonies are also beautifully done. But some of the other pieces may or may not appeal to individual listeners. The almost poky opening movement of the Prokofiev "Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 (Classical)," loses the music's acerbic quality, and the trio of Schubert symphonies will either be subtle or, at least in the case of the extremely deliberate second movement of the "Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 (The Great)," sluggish. Deutsche Grammophon was at its engineering high point in the mid-'70s, and the label's technicians got impressively clear results when turned loose in Chicago's well-upholstered Orchestra Hall. The remastering has been sensitively done and Giulini fans, at the least, will be glad to have these recordings in one place.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2011
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947796282
catalogNumber:
001571502
Rank:
59459

Tracks

  1. Serenade, for tenor, horn & strings, Op. 31  - Benjamin Britten  - Carlo Maria Giulini  - William Blake  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Dale Clevenger  - Charles Cotton  - Jacques Fournier  - Ben Jonson  - John Keats  - Fred Munzmaier  - Robert Tear  - Alfred Lord Tennyson
  2. Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759  - Franz Schubert  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier
  3. Symphony No. 9 in D major  - Gustav Mahler  - Carlo Maria Giulini  - Gunther Breest  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier
  4. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for orchestra, orchestrated by Ravel  - Modest Mussorgsky  - Maurice Ravel  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier
  5. Symphony No. 8 in G major, B. 163 (Op.88) (first published as No. 4)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier
  6. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Classical"), Op. 25  - Sergey Prokofiev  - Carlo Maria Giulini  - Gunther Breest  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier
  7. Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944  - Franz Schubert  - Carlo Maria Giulini  - Gunther Breest  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier
  8. Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Tragic"), D. 417  - Franz Schubert  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier
  9. Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), B. 178 (Op. 95) (first published as No. 5)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Jacques Fournier  - Fred Munzmaier

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