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Dudamel Conducts Beethoven's Eroica CD
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra bring their unique energy to one of the summits of the orchestral repertoire - Beethoven s mighty Symphony No.3, the Eroica
Beethoven s third symphony is not only one of his most personal works powerful in both grandeur and pathos but also the source of some of classical music s most instantly recognizable melodies.
The album also includes two of Beethoven s best-loved overtures, Egmont, inspired by Goethe s play, and the ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus.
No longer a youth orchestra , the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela is a world-class ensemble in its own right, touring the world s great concert halls as ambassadors for their country s unique system of musical education, El Sistema.
The combination of powerful, accessible repertoire, Dudamel s irrepressible charisma and the remarkable story of the SimÃ³n BolÃvar Orchestra make this recording not only desirable for Dudamel fans and those of Beethoven s music, but a must for anyone wishing to discover the power of classical music at its very best.
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Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 - "Eroica"
1. Allegro con brio
2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Finale (Allegro molto)
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43
5. Overtura. Adagio - Allegro molto con brio
Music to Goethe's Tragedy "Egmont" Op.84
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