Concert archive

11 concert with Gustavo Dudamel

  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Wagner and Schumann at the Waldbühne

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Wagner and Schumann at the Waldbühne

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The orchestral music from Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen is ideal for a concert at Berlin’s Waldbühne. Particularly with such a dynamic conductor as Gustavo Dudamel, pieces like the Ride of the Valkyries develop an impact that reaches even the very last rows of the enormous auditorium. Like Wagner’s opera cycle, Robert Schumann’s Third Symphony leads us to the Rhine, inspiring the composer to vibrating and sonorous music.

    01 Jul 2017
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 97 “Rhenish”

    • Richard Wagner
      Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung): Orchestral Music

    • Richard Wagner
      Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod

    • Richard Wagner
      Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, composed in New York, presents itself as colourful, yearning, with a somewhat exotic touch – an inspired fusion of American impressions and symphonic music. In an exciting juxtaposition, Gustavo Dudamel also conducts John Adams’s City Noir. Here too there is a fascinating mixture of styles, this time between classical music and jazz of the 1940s and 1950s.

    09 Jun 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Timothy McAllister

    • John Adams
      City Noir for orchestra

      Timothy McAllister Saxophone

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95 “From the New World”

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      Interview
      Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9: an introduction by Susanne Stähr

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mozart and Mahler

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mozart and Mahler

    The young Gustavo Dudamel is famous for his sparkling energy, and in this concert from 2015 he conducts works that are equally bursting with youthful spirit. First, there’s the Posthorn Serenade by 23-year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: jaunty and tight with splendid brass soli. Gustav Mahler, too, was only in his mid-20’s when he composed his First Symphony – a powerful, vernal start to a great career as a composer.

    12 Jun 2015

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Serenade No. 9 in D major, K. 320 “Posthorn”

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 1 in D major

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Tchaikovsky and Brahms at the Waldbühne

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Tchaikovsky and Brahms at the Waldbühne

    At his second Waldbühne Concert Gustavo Dudamel marked the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth by conducting two works by Tchaikovsky: his popular fantasy overture Romeo and Juliet and his symphonic fantasy on The Tempest, a work far too infrequently heard. After the interval came a cornerstone of the late Romantic German repertory: Brahms’s First Symphony.

    27 Jun 2014
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      The Tempest, Symphonic Fantasy after Shakespeare

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor, op. 68

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Divertimento: Waltz

    • Gioacchino Rossini
      Guillaume Tell: Overture

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

    The press wrote enthusiastically about the “fire and precision” of Gustavo Dudamel’s interpretation of Mahler’s Third Symphony in this concert from June 2014. And it is exactly these qualities that are required to bring out the full wealth of this vast, complex work: from the first movement – the longest Mahler ever wrote – to the warm tones of the hymn-like Finale.

    13 Jun 2014

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Gerhild Romberger

    • Harrison Birtwistle
      Dinah and Nick’s Love Song

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 3 in D minor

      Kai-Uwe Jirka Chorus Master, Boys of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, Gerhild Romberger Mezzo-Soprano, Damen des Rundfunkchors Berlin, Tobias Löbner Chorus Master

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Beethoven, Schubert and Stravinsky

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Beethoven, Schubert and Stravinsky

    Gustavo Dudamel is acclaimed all over the world as a spirited conductor of passionate music, and in this concert too, he shows himself to be the ideal interpreter of Igor Stravinsky’s fiery and vibrant Suites Nos. 1 and 2. The fact that he is now also a master of the fine shading required for the music of the First Viennese School can be heard in his astutely balanced performance of the fourth symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.

    06 Dec 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Suite No. 1 for small orchestra

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D 417

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Suite No. 2 for small orchestra

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, op. 60

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      Interview
      Gustavo Dudamel in conversation with Sarah Willis

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      Interview
      Gustavo Dudamel in conversation with Edicson Ruiz

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Strauss and Barber

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Strauss and Barber

    The Berliner Philharmoniker have a very special relationship with Richard Strauss. Not least, because the composer himself made guest conducting appearances with the orchestra over many years. In this recording, Gustavo Dudamel conducts two Strauss tone poems whose appeal lies in their fire and sophistication: Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel. Plus there is Samuel Barber’s overwhelmingly poignant Adagio for Strings.

    03 Feb 2013

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Samuel Barber
      Adagio for strings, op. 11

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Juan, op. 20

    • Richard Strauss
      Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks), op. 28

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      Interview
      Gustavo Dudamel in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • European Concert 2012 from Vienna with Gustavo Dudamel and Gautier Capuçon

    European Concert 2012 from Vienna with Gustavo Dudamel and Gautier Capuçon

    The Spanish Riding School in Vienna houses one of the world’s most unique institutions within a magnificent Baroque setting. The Berliner Philharmoniker gave their annual European Concert here in 2012 under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel – with music from Austria, of course. The main work was Beethoven’s revolutionary Fifth Symphony, while the brilliant soloist in Haydn’s First Cello Concerto was Gautier Capuçon, making his Philharmoniker debut.

    01 May 2012
    European Concert from Vienna

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Gautier Capuçon

    • Johannes Brahms
      Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, op. 56a

    • Joseph Haydn
      Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1

      Gautier Capuçon violoncello

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts “Also sprach Zarathustra”

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts “Also sprach Zarathustra”

    Photo: Kai Bienert

    The musically powerful optimism conveyed in Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra is in good hands with a conductor as energetic as Gustavo Dudamel. But there are other colours in this concert, such as in Maurice Ravel’s Ma mere l’oye: fairy tale scenes full of elegance, poetry and wit. Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Violin Concerto also radiates virtuosity and full-bodied Hollywood sound, performed here with Leonidas Kavakos as the soloist.

    28 Apr 2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Leonidas Kavakos

    • Maurice Ravel
      Ma Mère l’Oye, balle

    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 35

      Leonidas Kavakos Violin

    • Richard Strauss
      Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra), op. 30

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      Interview
      Gustavo Dudamel on Ravel, Korngold and Richard Strauss

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  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12

    Photo: Kai Bienert

    It is rare to experience such a concentration of percussion instruments as there were in this concert with Gustavo Dudamel. In Sofia Gubaidulina's Glorious Percussion, no less than five percussionists demonstrate the multifaceted sounds and effects their intruments can produce. Dmitri Shostakovich’s 12th Symphony is no less energetic – for the composer an unusually enthusiastic work which was played here by the Berliner Philharmoniker for the very first time.

    19 Sep 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Ensemble Glorious Percussion

    • Sofia Gubaidulina
      Glorious Percussion, concerto for percussion ensemble and orchestra

      Ensemble Glorious Percussion

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 12 in D minor, op. 112 “The Year 1917”

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      Interview
      Sofia Gubaidulina in conversation with Margarete Zander

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  • A Russian evening with Gustavo Dudamel and Viktoria Mullova

    A Russian evening with Gustavo Dudamel and Viktoria Mullova

    He is a “spitfire” – but one with “profound musical understanding and flawless conducting skill”. That is what the press wrote about Gustavo Dudamel when he conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time in the Philharmonie in March 2009. The diverse Russian programme was also exciting, with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead and Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, with Viktoria Mullova as soloist.

    07 Mar 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Viktoria Mullova

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Isle of the Dead, op. 29

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Concerto en Ré for Violin and Orchestra

      Viktoria Mullova Violin

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, op. 100

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      Interview
      Gustavo Dudamel in conversation with Edicson Ruiz

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