Mahler - Symphony No. 7 in E Minor/Langsam (Adagio)
Mahler - Symphony No. 7 in E Minor/Nachtmusik (Allegro moderato)
Mahler - Symphony No. 7 in E Minor/Scherzo
Mahler - Symphony No. 7 in E Minor/Nachtmusik (Andante amoroso)
Mahler - Symphony No. 7 in E Minor/Rondo/Finale
Gustavo Dudamel :
"Mahler wanted the middle movement, an eccentric Scherzo, to sound "spectral." Dudamel took it moment by moment, one weird passage following another as in a spooky amusement park fun ride. In the loud and propulsive Finale, Dudamel seemed to have one thing in mind, to be an obliging sweeper away of all that went before."– LA Times
It was his achievement at the 2003 Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg that catapulted Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel to international stardom, and the music of Mahler has remained central not only to his repertoire, but to his entire musical philosophy. Now, Dudamel resumes his survey of the Mahler symphonies with Mahler 7, now available on Deutsche Grammophon.
Recorded with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, 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."
The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela has been recording for Deutsche Grammophon under the direction of Dudamel since 2006. Together, they have conquered the great festivals and concert halls of the world, energizing audiences and traditional symphonic repertoire through their musical commitment.