Midsummer Dreaming – Dudamel & the Berliner Philharmoniker
The young, charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel performs his second concert on Berlin's Waldbühne with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2014. Celebrating the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, the focus was on two works inspired by the bard's dramas: Tchaikovsky's Symphonic Fantasy "The Tempest" and the Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet. Tchaikovsky's music is of particular importance to Dudamel because of its vivid tonal language, elemental in the conductor's work with the Venezuelan youth orchestra El Sistema. Dudamel and the Berliner Philharmoniker complement the romantic programme with Brahms' First Symphony in the second half, so that the evening truly becomes a "Midsummer Night's Dream."
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Gustavo Dudamel