Kudos and endless gratitude to Tim Mangan for originally finding and sharing this blast from the past: Carlo Maria Giulini rehearsing the opening of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
According to the voice over at the beginning of the video, this was filmed during one of ten(!) days of rehearsal leading up to the performance that occurred during his first week as Music Director of the orchestra. That would put it in Fall of 1978.
So many things to love in this video, I won’t even try to enumerate them — just watch it. It’s 8 minutes and 35 seconds of your life that is very well spent.