Conducted by Gustave Dudamel, the Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra) performs Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor, Allegro molto. Recorded in Gothenburg on November 2010 in Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden, as an encore after Stravinsky’s Firebird.
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Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, also known as the “Resurrection Symphony” at the BBC Proms 2011. It was written between 1888 and 1894, and first performed in 1895. Soloists: Swedish soprano Miah Persson and the Swedish contralto/mezzo-soprano Anna Larsson. Chorus: National Youth Choirs of Great Britain. A brilliant interpretation of one of Mahler’s most popular and successful works. Enjoy!
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Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Richard Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra” (Thus Spoke Zarathustra or Thus Spake Zarathustra), a tone poem composed in 1896. The work is inspired by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel of the same name, and has been an important part of the classical repertoire since its first performance in 1896. The initial fanfare – titled “Sunrise” in the composer’s program notes – became particularly well-known after its use in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Recorded in Salzburg in 2014.
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Selections from a Juan Diego Flórez concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Year: 2010. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
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The concert of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela) at the Beethoven Festival. Bonn, 2007. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
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Wiener Philharmoniker’s (The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) 2010 Lucerne Festival concert. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
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One of the best flamenco guitarists ever, Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia plays Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico Tico”, the best known work of the Brazilian composer. Because of the lack of written tradition, Tico-Tico is played in various melodic versions all over the world.
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Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela plays Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren), the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer himself. It is the second of the four operas the second of the four operas by the German composer that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel. A beautiful and very dynamic interpretation. The Philharmonie de Paris, January 2015.
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Accompanied by the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, American violinist Hilary Hahn performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K. 216. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
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Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro”, a one-movement orchestral piece, originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein. Recorded at Lucerne Festival in 2010.
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