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Gustavo Dudamel resumes his survey of the Mahler symphonies with this recording of the rare, mysterious 7th.
The 7th is a “symphony of everything”, says Dudamel, “from chaos to glory, sarcasm to tenderness, from a funeral march to a seductive tango. It is a cosmic symphony of perfect construction and galactic emotional scope.”.
It was his triumph at the 2003 Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg that catapulted Gustavo Dudamel to international stardom, and the music of Mahler has remained central not only to his repertoire, but to his entire musical philosophy.
Over the last decade, Dudamel has grown along with his brothers and sisters from the Simo?n Boli?var Symphony Orchestra of
Venezuela. No longer a band of Sistema “Wunderkinder”, the Venezuelan orchestra together with its charismatic conductor, has conquered the great festivals and concert halls of the world, energizing audiences and traditional symphonic repertoire through their musical commitment, inexorable sense of rhythm and passion.
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria
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