https://ia801203.us.archive.org/30/items/LaItalianaInAlgeri/01.%20Sinfonia.mp3 It’s Friday, time for some Rossini. Here’s the Overture to “L’Italiana in Algeri.” Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano. From 1954.
Audio: Rossini: Overture to ‘Semiramide’
It’s Friday, time for another Rossini overture. Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Overture to “Semiramide.”
Audio: Rossini: Overture to ‘Cenerentola’
Is it just me, or do you hardly ever hear Rossini overtures in concerts anymore? At any rate, here’s a good one, the Overture to “Cenerentola” (“Cinderella), performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini. The
What’s a conductor do?
A young Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the “Limoges” section of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
This seems appropriate for the day, one of my favorite recordings of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Happy Thanksgiving.
Playlist: Great moments in Bruckner (scherzos) from YouTube
Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony give the orchestra’s first performances of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 on Nov. 9-11. To help you prepare, we’ve selected four wonderful examples of Bruckner’s music (all of them scherzos) from YouTube.