Giulini, Carlo Maria

The London Years

CD (Number of discs: 17)
18 Nov 2013

Barcode: 5099999373924

Composer: Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Verdi, Rossini, Debussy, Ravel, Falla, Stravinsky
Other participants: Philharmonia Orchestra

This wide-ranging collection provides an overview of Carlo Maria Giulini’s collaborations with London’s most distinguished orchestras, including his beloved Philharmonia Orchestra. The set is a showcase for the sheer quality and breadth of Giulini’s recorded legacy, and includes reverential and deeply felt readings of Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann, thrilling perfomances of overtures by Verdi and Rossini, and vivid and colourful Debussy, Ravel, Falla and Stravinsky, all led with the utmost flair and commitment. Also featured is a fascinating bonus documentary on Giulini’s life and career, with contributions by the conductor himself and some of the musicians who worked closely with him.