Discoveries Gustavo Dudamel

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: Gustavo Dudamel

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Arturo Márquez (1950), Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67:
  • 11. Allegro con brio07:28
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64, TH.29:
  • 23. Valse (Allegro moderato) (Live)06:22
  • 32c. Danse russe Trépak (Tempo di Trépak, molto vivace)01:12
  • Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, WAB 109 - Edition: Leopold Nowak:
  • 42. Scherzo. Bewegt, lebhaft - Trio. Schnell10:36
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Festive Overture, Op.96:
  • 5Festive Overture, Op.9605:58
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Samson et Dalila, Op.47, R. 288 / Act 3:
  • 6Bacchanale06:44
  • Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.5 In C-Sharp Minor:
  • 74. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)10:51
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847): Symphony No. 3 In A Minor, Op. 56, MWV N 18 - "Scottish":
  • 82. Vivace non troppo04:31
  • Arturo Márquez (b.1950): Danzón No.2 (Live At Centro de Acción Social por la Música, Sala Simón Bolivar, Caracas / 2008):
  • 9Danzón No.2 (Live At Centro de Acción Social por la Música, Sala Simón Bolivar, Caracas / 2008)09:46
  • Silvestre Revueltas (1899 - 1940): La Noche de los Mayas:
  • 102. Noche de Jaranas (Scherzo) (Live)05:08
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 2: The Sacrifice:
  • 11Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)04:28
  • Arturo Márquez: Conga del Fuego:
  • 12Conga del Fuego04:55
  • Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990): "West Side Story" - Symphonic Dances:
  • 134. Mambo (Live At Centro de Acción Social por la Música, Sala Simón Bolivar, Caracas / 2008)02:29
  • Total Runtime01:20:28

Info for Discoveries

Discoveries, Grammy® award winner Gustavo Dudamel's first Best of album, features favorites from Beethoven to Bernstein and several Dudamel tracks never before released on CD including highlights from Mendelssohn s 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 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 album.

„This is a classical music sampler, but a superior one . . . There are some South American firecrackers, too sultry and foot-tapping . . . You can't go wrong with this release.“ (Colin Anderson, TimeOut, London)

„. . . [a] compilation of highlights . . . high-octane passages. The sheer gusto with which they attack the "Danse Russe" from "The Nutcracker" is exhilarating . . . the Gothenburg Symphony's scherzo from Bruckner's 9th demonstrates how ably Dudamel transfers energy . . .“ (Independent, London)

Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
Wiener Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel, Dirigent

Gustavo Dudamel
Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009, while continuing as Music Director of the Gothenburg Symphony. Dudamel also enters his eleventh year as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. His infectious energy and exceptional artistry have made him one of the most sought-after conductors by orchestras and opera companies around the world.

Following guest appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural 2009-10 season as Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director begins on October 3 with ¡Bienvenido Gustavo! This free, day-long musical celebration at the Hollywood Bowl for the Los Angeles community culminates with Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. On October 8, 2009, Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the inaugural gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall, featuring the world premiere of John Adams’s City Noir and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. This concert is scheduled to be telecast on PBS’s Great Performances throughout the U.S. on October 21, with subsequent airings throughout the world, and Deutsche Grammophon is issuing the DVD. Further highlights of the L.A. Phil season include Dudamel directing the Americas and Americans festival, a series of five concerts celebrating the music and shared cultural traditions of North, Central, and Latin America, as well as conducting concerts with repertoire ranging from Verdi’s Requiem to highlighting works by composers such as Chin, Salonen and Harrison. In May 2010, Dudamel leads the L.A. Phil on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour with performances in San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. With Gothenburg Symphony, highlights include numerous performances in Sweden as well as tours to Hamburg, Bonn, Amsterdam, Brussels, and the Canary Islands. Gustavo Dudamel continues to lead the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra this season for multiple periods in Caracas, Venezuela, and on European and Scandinavian/Russian tours.

Gustavo Dudamel has been an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2005. His debut recording, Beethoven Nos. 5&7 with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, was released worldwide in September 2006, and received the 2007 Echo Award (Germany) for “New Artist of the Year.” His second recording with the SBYO, Mahler No. 5, was released in May 2007, and was chosen as the only classical album on iTunes’ “Next Big Thing.” Released in May 2008, Dudamel’s third album with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra was FIESTA, featuring Latin-American works. In March 2009, Deutsche Grammophon released Dudamel’s most recent recording with the SBYO, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Francesca da Rimini. His DVDs include the 2008 release of The Promise of Music, a documentary and concert with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra; Birthday Concert for Pope Benedict XVI released in 2007; and the April 2009 DVD, Live from Salzburg, featuring performances of Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Martha Argerich, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, and the SBYO. In fall 2009 on the iTunes front, Deutsche Grammophon releases Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Alpine Symphony by Strauss and the L.A. Phil 2009 inaugural gala concert of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Adams’s City Noir, which follow two other iTunes releases: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

Brought to international attention by triumphing in the inaugural Bamberger Symphoniker Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in May 2004, Gustavo Dudamel was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where he studied violin at the Jacinto Lara Conservatory with José Luis Jiménez and later, with José Francisco del Castillo, at the Latin American Academy of Violin. In 1996, he began his conducting studies with Rodolfo Saglimbeni and that same year was named Music Director of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. In 1999, along with assuming the Music Director position of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, he began conducting studies with José Antonio Abreu, the Orchestra’s founder. In May 2007, Dudamel was awarded the Premio de la Latindad, an honor given for outstanding contributions to Latin cultural life. In 2008, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra was granted Spain’s prestigious annual Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, and in 2007, Dudamel received the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Young Artists. Most recently, along with his mentor Dr. Abreu, he was granted the 2008 “Q Prize” from Harvard University for extraordinary service to children. Gustavo Dudamel was named one of the 100 most influential people of 2009 by TIME magazine and has been featured twice on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

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