Be sure to check out Thomas D. Saler’s fine new biography of Carlo Maria Giulini (and I’m not just saying that because Tom visited and contacted us on numerous occasions for his research).

Giulini, of course, conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions between 1955 and 1978, and together they made several excellent recordings (including Dvořák’s Eighth, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and an unforgettable reading of Mahler’s Ninth). He also served as our first principal guest conductor from 1969 until 1972 (during Sir Georg Solti’s first three seasons as music director) and shared the podium with Solti during the Orchestra’s first tour to Europe in 1971.

The book is available here.