Dudamel conducts Mahler's Eighth Symphony

Dudamel conducts Mahler's Eighth Symphony

Live from Caracas

Production Date: 18/02/2012
91 Min

"Can you imagine a symphony that is, from beginning to end, sung?" asked Mahler when writing his grandest work. Visionary in its poetry and incontestable in its magnitude, his Eighth Symphony spans a universe of emotions from passages of intimate reflection to overwhelming outbursts of choral and orchestral sound. In this landmark performance, conductor Gustavo Dudamel brings together the Los Angeles Philharmonic with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and an array of Venezuelan choristers, setting a new standard in cross-cultural music-making – and with more than 1,400 performers on stage, truly makes this work the Symphony of a Thousand.

Kiera Duffy (Soprano), Burkhard Fritz (Tenor), Julianna Di Giacomo (Soprano), Charlotte Hellekant (Alto), Anna Larsson (Alto), Brian Mulligan (Baritone), Manuela Uhl (Soprano), Alexander Vinogradov (Bass)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Coro Sinfónico Juvenil Simón Bolívar de Venezuela, Niños Cantores de Venezuela, Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, Schola Juvenil de Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel