A tribute to Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005), equally famous as opera conductor (Falstaff, Don Carlos, Don Giovanni, etc.) and orchestra conductor. Walter Legge invited him to conduct ‘his’ Philharmonia Orchestra in London, whose brass section was created by Dennis Brain (1921-57). Giulini proceeded to demystify Mahler’s respectful reorchestration of Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony, proving one could pass from the waldhorn to the modern French horn. Yet, thirty years after Schumann, a young Tchaikovsky wanted the naturalness of the former plus the virtuosity of the latter – the magic of the sound of the horn.
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