Giulini in Boston, 1962

This week we have something very special and unusual for you. The Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini only paid three visits to Boston as guest conductor of the BSO - once in 1962, and later again in 1969 and 1974, covering a total of just twenty concerts.

These stereo recordings are drawn from two of the seven concerts given by Giulini and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in March 1962, and feature three named symphonies: Dvořák - No.9, the 'New World', Haydn - No. 94, the 'Surprise', and Tchaikovsky - No. 2, the 'Little Russian'. In addition we have the Overture to Rossini's opera, L'Italiana in Algeri.

Whilst Giulini is rightly lauded for his work in the United States both in Los Angeles and Chicago, this is a rare opportunity to hear him with another of the country's great orchestras, and you will not be disappointed! A truly excellent set of recordings that we strongly suspect will prove to be very popular indeed.