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Discoveries / Gustavo Dudamel [CD + DVD]


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001725300  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAnton BrucknerDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of VenezuelaGothenburg Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Discoveries, Grammy award winner Gustavo Dudamels first "Best of" album, features favorites from Beethoven to Bernstein and several Dudamel tracks never before released on CD including highlights from Mendelssohns Scottish Symphony and the Bacchanale from Saint-Saens Samson et Delila.

Discoveries covers many aspects of Gustavo Dudamels fascinating musical story so far: the story of his roots in Venezuelas El Sistema (on The Promise of Music), and recordings with many of the orchestras with which he is most closely associated: The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Gothenburg Symphony.

"With my orchestras," says Dudamel, "we think
Read more of music like jet fuel. It s pure adrenaline - and I think you can hear it."

The track with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Vivace non troppo from Mendelssohns Symphony No.3) is taken from the brand new charity LP. This is a first and only release on CD.

The DVD component on this CD + DVD features the prize-winning, critically-acclaimed documentary by Enrique Sánchez Lansch: The Promise of Music.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64: 3rd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Russia 
3.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 4, Trépak by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
4.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
6.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1877 
7.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish": 2nd movement, Vivace non troppo by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
9.
Danzón no 2 by Arturo Márquez
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Mexico 
10.
La noche de los mayas: no 2, Noche de jaranas by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Mexico 
11.
Le sacre du printemps: no 14, Danse sacrale by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913; Switzerland 
12.
Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Arturo Márquez
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: 20th Century 
13.
West Side Story: Symphonic Dances - Mambo by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 The best of Gustavo Dudamel . November 12, 2012 By JoAnne C. (California, CA) See All My Reviews "Some of the best and liveliest pieces conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. I chose this CD because it featured so many of my favorite pieces. an excellent buy." Report Abuse
 El Sistema and Gustavo Dudamel October 24, 2012 By Robert Sanders (Bluemont, VA) See All My Reviews "The first time I ever saw or heard of El Sistema and Gustavo Dudamel was a TED presentation in February 2009 http://www.ted.com/talks/astonishing_performance_by_a_venezuelan_youth_orchestra_1.html). It was concert in honor of Jose Abreau, who had started El Sistema in Venezuela 35 years before http://www.ted.com/talks/jose_abreu_on_kids_transformed_by_music.html). That it was inspiring is an understatement. The average age of the members of this "best of the best" orchestra, was sixteen. This CD/DVD is a sampling of El Sistema with Gustavo Dudamel (now the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic) at the podium. The interpretation of music that you already know is - new, crisp and inspirational. The tempo may be a bit faster as well. It is, for those familiar with El Sistema and Dudamel, most encouraging. For those not familiar it will be a new and most rewarding musical experience." Report Abuse
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