Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Stuttgart Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor Recorded in Stuttgart, 1997 Directed by Agnes Meth
Sound Format: PCM Stereo Picture Format: 4:3 Region Code: 0 Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP Subtitle Languages: F, GB, SP Running Time: 123 mins DVD 9/ NTSC
A portrait of Carlo Maria Giulini this month - the enigmatic Italian conductor who found success in both the opera house and the concert hall. Modest, reserved, and unruled by ambition, Giulini's interpretations are refined and precise, marked by rich string textures and a lyrical warmth.
Like a considerable number of his conductor colleagues, Carlo Maria Giulini also began his career as an instrumentalist. Born in Italy on May 9, 1914, he studied viola and composition at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome before going on to study conducting with Bernardino Molinari. He has worked with several generations of musicians over the course of his long career and 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 absorbing programme, 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. The DVD also includes the work's concert performance.
"Giulini's ability to convey fervour without sentimentality is little short of miraculous… the last thing you are likely to feel after hearing Giulini is that there is something inauthentic about this Bruckner. Matters musicological fade to vanishing point‚ given such communicative genius." Gramophone
"… everything turns into gold when touched by Giulini's almost hallowed direction" www.classical.net