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Gustavo Dudamel

February 7, 2012

An American in Paris in L.A.

George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" is just the sort of piece that conductor Gustavo Dudamel shines at. It's jazzy, energetic, exuberant, and passionate, just like Dudamel himself. Last fall, Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic opened their season with an all-Gershwin concert, including his wide-eyed look at Paris in the 1920s. We'll hear highlights in today's show.

NOTE: Through our agreement with the Mozart Week Festival, Hour 2 of today's show is not available for web audio streaming

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • John Williams
    Sound the Bells! and Aloft to the Royal Masthead
    The Bay Brass, Alisdair Neale, conductor
  • George Gershwin
    Embraceable You
    Herbie Hancock, piano
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • George Gershwin
    An American in Paris
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Morten Lauridsen
    O Magnum Mysterium
    The Bay Brass, Jeffrey Budin, conductor
  • Morten Lauridsen
    Ave Maria
    Polyphony, Stephen Layton, director
  • Leonard Bernstein
    Overture to Candide
    The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Nathan Brock, conductor
    Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall, Montreal, Quebec

hour 2

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