Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert with Orquesta Sinfonia Simon Bolivar conducted by the legendary Gustavo Dudamel in a program of works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ravel, Ginastera, Verdi and Bernstein.
May 23, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel - The Music world's answer to sliced bread.

Dudamel Mania continues, this week by way of a concert given at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome this past November. Leading his Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar, Dudemel whips up a feast that, if the audience is any indication, was a complete barn-burner.

Recorded by RAI in Rome (with the engineers going a little overboard on levels), November 23rd this past year, the concert runs the gamut from Beethoven and Verdi to Stravinsky, Ravel, Ginastera and Leonard Bernstein.

Here's a rundown of what you'll be hearing:

Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela Simón Bolívar
direttore, Gustavo Dudamel

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonia n. 3 in mi bemolle maggiore op. 55 (Eroica)
- Allegro con brio
- Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
- Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
- Finale (Allegro molto)

Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloe, seconda suite
- Lever du jour (Alba)
- Pantomime (Pantomima)
Danse générale (Danza generale)

Igor Stravinskij
L’oiseau de feu (L’uccello di fuoco)
Suite dal balletto op. 20 (versione del 1919)
- Introduzione
- L’Uccello di fuoco e la sua danza
- Variazione dell’Uccello di fuoco
- Ronda delle Principesse
- Danza infernale del Re Katschej
- Berceuse e Finale

Giuseppe Verdi
Sinfonia da La forza del destino
Alberto Ginastera
Malambo, dal balletto Estancia

Leonard Bernstein
Mambo, dalle Danze sinfoniche da West Side Story*

Registrato il 23 novembre 2011 al Parco della Musica di Roma

The Beethoven is on the top player and the rest of this 2 hour concert is on the bottom player.

*You know the audience is on your side when, during the Mambo from Bernstein's West Side Story, the entire crowd screams "Mambo" on cue. That's audience participation.

Not the most mellow of Anti-road Rage Wednesday concerts, but a pretty memorable one.


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