Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
When the most talked about musician in the world (New York Times), and his astonishing orchestra
performed this symphony at the 2008 Salzburg Festival, the Times of London wrote: "In
Tchaikovsky's allegros. . .you imagined steam rising from the fiddlers' flying fingers. The gorgeously
played horn solo in the slow movement was as melancholic as anything in Dostoevsky. . .When these
virtuosic Venezuelan youngsters play, the sense of the New World remaking, refreshing and rescuing
the Old is overwhelming."