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Bruckner, Sibelius, Nielsen / Gustavo Dudamel

Audio Samples

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 5, Op. 50
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"

Album Summary

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 5, Op. 50
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gustavo Dudamel catapulted to international prominence in a remarkably short time as a conducting talent and was named Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra's Music Director in 2006. This 3-CD project of recent live recordings features Bruckner's majestic Symphonies nos. 7 and 9, Sibelius's uplifting Symphony no. 2, and Nielsen's turbulent Symphony no. 4 "The Inextinguishable".

"Gustavo Dudamel doesn’t really trip up anywhere on this three-disc ‘souvenir’ from his tenure as Music Director of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra... in music that’s so rarely recorded well, these are live performances to reach for when you need to remind yourself just how brilliantly impolite Nielsen really is. Finally comes the surprise package of the set, Sibelius’ Second Symphony in a performance of such strength and freshness that it can send the listener running for Barbirolli’s delicious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recording for comparison. Just when you thought Dudamel might go all soppy in Sibelius’ most carefree symphony, he goes and does the opposite. A craggy, determined performance emerges which at times has the music sounding like Sibelius’ Fourth. In DG’s forward sound picture, you hear how hard each and every section of the Gothenburg Orchestra is working – and how well they’re playing. So much space and thought; so many surprising switches in mood and footing; so much to discover in music we thought we knew." -BBC

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konserthuset, Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden.



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Works Details

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1887-96.
  • Running Time: 65 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1887-1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 44 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 5, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1921-1922
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Ensemble: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 34 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914-1916
  • Studio/Live: Live