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Gustavo Dudamel

June 21, 2012

Dudamel and the L.A. Phil

If Gustavo Dudamel was running on fumes the night he and the Los Angeles Philharmonic played at London's Barbican Hall, no one could tell. He and the members of the L.A. Phil had stayed up late the night before, celebrating his 30th birthday. And they went on to deliver a dynamite concert the next day. One critic called it "electrifying, impossible not to be swept away." We'll hear highlights from that post-birthday concert in today's show.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Une Nuit a Lisbonne (A Night in Lisbon), Op. 63
    The Orchestre Symphonique Francais, Laurent Petitgirard, conductor
  • Charles Martin Loeffler
    The Bagpipe, Rhapsody No. 2 for Oboe, Viola, and Piano
    Ben Hausmann, oboe, Cynthia Phelps, viola, Anton Nel, piano
    Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, Redmond, Washington
  • Leonard Bernstein
    Prophecy, from Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah)
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Barbican Hall, London, England
  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 75
    Julia Fischer, violin, Milana Chernyavska, piano
    Castle, Salem, Germany

hour 2

  • Maurice Ravel
    Blues, from Violin Sonata in G
    Nicola Benedetti, violin, Katya Apekisheva, piano
    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
  • Claude Debussy
    Pan's Flute, from Chansons de Bilitis
    Renee Fleming, soprano, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • Franz Liszt
    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, S. 124
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Slavonic Dances in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
    Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, piano
    Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Winona, Minnesota
  • Maurice Ravel
    La Vallee des Cloches (Valley of the Bells)
    Nathaniel Rosen, cello, Doris Stevenson, piano
  • Maurice Ravel
    Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Musicians
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
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