This is like watching a part of the last century's history of music on Giulini's hands. Most of the films come from the BBC archives in the `English years' of the just dead maestro, a man that was about 50 years old in the time this concerts were shot and recorded; ¡50 years!, he really looks much more young, one can imagine why he had that very long life, he was in a very good shape.
The conducting of Giulini is passionate and electrifying, powerful and convinced; but the results are not so good like the recordings of the same pieces we have from more recent times, specially his two recordings of Mussorgsky's Pictures of an Exhibition, with Chicago (DG, the best recording available, in my opinion) and Berlin (Sony, very, very good too). Here the maestro is a man with a great character, it's amazing watching him conducting and singing all the notes all the time, full of energy, but the great knowledge he had achieved in his life is still not so clear like in the last recordings. The orchestra is good too, but not Chicago or Berlin.
Very interesting Falla's recording, in the line of his recording of `El amor brujo' for EMI. A Mediterranean performance full of colour and rhythm, anyway I prefer Frühbeck de Burgos version for EMI too.
Mozart is not in the style I really like nowadays, and even it's clear and good, Giulini had given great Mozart performances like his Don Giovanni for EMI, I don't think about this piece like a remarkable version.
The sound is not very good, even poor in the case of the Pictures.
In sum, a very interesting document of one of the most magnificent conductors of the XXth Century. If you want to listen his best recordings you should go to those on DG or Sony for the Pictures.