Giulini: The Chicago Years
Warner Classics 31752-2 (4 CDs)
Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette: Excerpts (18:39)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini
‘I prefer not to say I conducted them, rather that I made music with these marvelous musicians and human beings.’ So Carlo Maria Giulini described his legendary partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – a relationship that was marked by mutual respect and affection and resulted in some of the greatest performances in the orchestra’s history. The recordings here mainly date from Giulini’s years as Prinicipal Guest Conductor of the CSO and include expressive readings of Berlioz, Brahms, Bruckner, Stravinsky and Mahler.