Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel resumes his survey of the Mahler symphonies with this recording of the rare, mysterious 7th Symphony.
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.