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Libertador, Gustavo Dudamel's first soundtrack, and first composition to be released worldwide!
The film is told from the viewpoint of Simo?n Boli?var, the legendary Venezuelan military and political leader who helped secure independence from the Spanish empire, staring Edgar Rami?rez (Zero Dark Thirty, Wrath of the Titans), Mari?a Valverde, Danny Huston, Imanol Arias and Gary Lewis.
Directed by Alberto Arvelo, Libertador is billed as the largest independent film production ever to come out of South America. “Gustavo originally arrived to this project as musical advisor. Sometime later, Gustavo said he had come up with a melody that could work for the start of the film. He went to the piano and began playing the
melody. When he finished playing, I think both of us realized that he had begun composing our soundtrack.” – Alberto Arvelo Dudamel, who consulted with filmscore master John Williams in the preparations for this assignment, describes his soundtrack as “atmospheric, post- Mahlerian music, full of tension, hope and struggle.”
The Simo?n Boli?var Symphony Orchestra and guests from the world of Venezuelan folk music lend the score a distinctive and irresistible Latin American flavor.
Works on This Recording
Libertador by Gustavo Dudamel
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
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