Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mahler Symphony 2, Dudamel y la Sinfonica dlJ Venezolana, Septiembre 9 del 2008

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.2

Orquesta Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Janice Watson, Soprano
Jane Henschel, Alto

Chor der Staatlichen Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim
Landesjugendchor Rheinland-Pfalz

Live broadcast recording of September 9, 2008
from the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany

A youthful, edge-pushing conductor for a symphony with similar characteristics. This sounds like fun, and just in time for spring.

thanks to Maddrax (of the DIME tribe) for this!


Guillermo said...


upkerry14 said...

Comment forwarded by me for Boom Boom re: his inability to post.
Contact me : upkerry11 at yahoo dot com so I can send him your email addy. thanks, bill


Guillermo's blog (stateworks) gives me the same problem as yours once did - can't post a comment. I wanted to ask him to switch to popup window or a new page format (as mine or yours), but there is no email I can find to contact him. Will you help me with this and leave him a comment about it?



Guillermo said...

Alrighty Bill, It's snap, comment and pop! my email is will@thestateworkers.com

maready said...

Did you try posting the comment, then looking at in "Preview" mode (if your browser works that way)? I've found, on Statework, Classical in the Air, and some other blogs that I can only post the comment from the "Preview" setting.

maready said...

Thanks for posting this --- it's my first actual hearing of this conductor and orchestra and I'm liking it --- great sound too. Did you notice that the track listing is a little screwy? The second and third movements are scrunched together as "II. Andante Moderato", the "III. In ruhig ... " is actually the "Urlicht: and the tracks marked as movements "IV and V" are actually the finale.

No problem, since everything is in the right order ... when I saw the timings at first, I was a little alarmed: I know Dudamel is supposed to be bringing new vitality and all to classical music but a timing of 6:56 for the third movement seemed a bit over the top! (And 22:13 for the Andante moderato would be approaching the late-late Klemperer for shear ..... dignified ........... breadth!)

Great sound (I'm using my headphones, for that "Maready" effect). Thanks for sharing!

Guillermo said...

Whoa! I didn't notice that, having just let it play through all the time. Wierd breaks, indeed, it seems this Sym.2 is different in more ways than three!
And (had it really been) the almost seven minute-long third movement, that puts it in the Jordi Savall court of brisk pacing (have you heard his old Mozart Requiem recording??!!).

maready said...

No, but I've heard Hermann Scherchen's Westminster Eroica!

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Malroso said...

Thank you, wonderful music :)

Can you give us this record in lossless too, e.g. in FLAC or ape?
(This music is too fine for mp3)