Carlo Maria Giulini was one of Italy’s most enigmatic conductors. He found success in both the opera house and the concert hall. Modest, reserved and unruled by ambition, Giulini’s interpretation of Anton Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony is refined and precise, marked by rich string textures and lyrical warmth.
Giulini made his debut as an opera and concert conductor in the 1940s, then led Milan’s Radio Orchestra and worked at La Scala and Covent Garden. He was principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony, principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony and music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has worked with several generations of musicians over the course of his long career. His repertoire comprises all the great symphonic and operatic works.
Documented by many recordings, Giulini’s outstanding talent turns his performances into milestones of interpretation, as one critic has astutely observed. In this program, we witness the creation of one of these milestones as we observe Giulini rehearsing Anton Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Sound Format: PCM Stereo Picture Format: 4:3 DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC Original Language: DE Subtitles: GB, FR, ES Running Time: 123 mins FSK: 0