Gustavo Dudamel conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Beethoven’s dramatic and heroic Egmont Overture is a famous concert piece. By contrast, hardly anyone knows the incidental music to Goethe’s drama of the same name that it prefaces. Gustavo Dudamel presents it and shows how vividly Beethoven depicts the fate of the protagonist: his triumphs, his love, his failure. Fate also plays a central role in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony – symbolised by a relentless motif that runs through the work.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Gustavo Dudamel

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Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composer

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