GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC RELEASE MAHLER’S NINTH SYMPHONY FEBRUARY 19, 2013 ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
p>Los Angeles, CA (January 17, 2013) - Celebrating one of the most exciting musical partnerships in classical music, Grammy-winners Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic release their recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony on Deutsche Grammophon February 19, 2013. While the partnership has resulted in recordings available exclusively in the digital format, this new release marks the first to be offered as both a physical and digital recording. The album was recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall during the 2012 Mahler Project. International release dates include Germany (January 25); UK (January 28); Australia (February 8); Japan (February 13); Canada (February 29); and France (March 18).
Gustavo Dudamel, who was just named Musical America’s 2013 “Musician of the Year,” recently completed The Mahler Project performing all nine of Mahler’s symphonies plus the fragmentary Tenth with two orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, in Los Angeles and again in Caracas. It was an epic, ambitious project, with magnificent results - including the newest recording to be released by the LA Phil and Dudamel: Mahler’s magisterial Ninth Symphony.
Dudamel and the LA Phil toured Europe in 2011 performing Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and garnering widespread critical acclaim. The Ninth Symphony was completed in 1909; Mahler died in May 1911, without ever hearing it performed.
“I waited a long time to conduct this symphony,” says Dudamel. “It embodies all the deep, personal dualities at the heart of Mahler’s music: life and death, love and fear, hope and despair. It is a very special kind of music – breathtaking . . . perfect.”
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
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