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Gustavo Dudamel and his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) have stunned audiences worldwide with their explosive Latin-American showpieces. This is a unique album: no other conductor or orchestra in the world could deliver a recording like this. Passion and excitement are guaranteed!
The recording captures the excitement of the live experience, juxtaposing contrasting showpieces such as the Stravinsky-like rhythmic drive of Revueltas’s Sensemaya, the expansive lusciousness of Danzón no. 2 by Marquez, the vibrant ballet suite Estancia by Ginastera and Bernstein’s well known Mambo. The moment when the musicians are revealed dressed in their national colours has become the signature of the SBYOV, as is the blistering energy and exuberance with which they perform these pieces.
Estevéz: Mediodia En El Llano
Márquez: Danzon #2
Romero: Suite Para Cuerdas (Version For Orchestra) - Fuga Con Pajarillo
Ginastera: Estancia (Danzas Del Ballet) - 1. Las Trabajadores Agrícolas
Ginastera: Estancia (Danzas Del Ballet) - 2. Danza Del Trigo
Ginastera: Estancia (Danzas Del Ballet) - 3. Los Peones De Hacienda
Ginastera: Estancia (Danzas Del Ballet) - 4. Danza Final (Malambo)
Castellanos: Santa Cruz De Pacairigua (Suite Sinfónica)
Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances - 4. Mambo
16th April 2009
“The playing is polished and spirited and, if you relish catchy rhythms and vivid colours interlaced with some brooding Latin passion, then this disc is for you.”
6th June 2008
“Anybody who has been lucky enough to experience Gustavo Dudamel and his remarkable orchestra in a concert will want to hear this collection, a live recording from Caracas which captures the sheer joy and panache of their music-making...Dudamel has patented his own unique brand of music-making that is very special indeed.”
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