Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra: Simon Bólivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
This could well be the most ambitious recording of any Mahler symphony -
ever! A once-in-a-generation classical event and an unforgettable night for
the city of Caracas.
Watch an extended trailer on the Mahler 8 DVD below.
This truly unique account of Mahlers most extraordinary symphony is part of
Gustavo Dudamels planned Mahler cycle, this time featuring BOTH orchestras
with which he is most closely associated - the Los Angeles Philharmonic and
the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - as well as immense
vocal forces including a massed choir of young Venezuelan voices and a
lineup of international soloists.
This stupendous, historic collaboration in Caracas cements the friendship
and bond between the LA Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony
Orchestra, who have both played acclaimed Mahler concerts with Maestro
Dudamel in the US and in Venezuela.
The performance was seen in hundreds of theaters in the United States and
Canada, as well as those in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. In Venezuela,
it aired on the state television channel, Tves, to mass audiences.
This special DVD and Blu-Ray will be released to coincide with the Opening
Concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra season in September 2012.
Extra Material: 17 minutes documentary on the DVD and Blu-Ray which gives a
unique insight into this world-beating Mahler recording.