17 June 2005

Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005)

Carlo Maria Giulini, the 20th-century giant of conducting who considered himself a reverential servant of the great composers, died at age 91 in northern Italy. Bio

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Anonymous said...

from Alex Ross:
'With music I have nothing to do anymore,' Giulini says firmly. Does he like looking back? 'No, I don't want to think back.' But he perks up when Los Angeles is mentioned. 'I heard that they have a new concert hall now, yeah? It's beautiful?' He is touched to find out that his orchestra and listeners still speak of him with admiration. 'They remember me, yes? Ah, thank you, I'm very happy because I also remember this beautiful period that I had....'"
By all accounts, Giulini was that rarest of God's creatures, a humble conductor.