Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of the Thousand'
Live from Caracas
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela & Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel
This could well be the most ambitious recording of any Mahler symphony - ever!
A once-in-a-generation classical event and an unforgettable night for the city of Caracas.
This truly unique account of Mahlers most extraordinary symphony is part of Gustavo Dudamels planned Mahler cycle, this time featuring BOTH orchestras with which he is most closely associated - the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - as well as immense vocal forces including a massed choir of young Venezuelan voices and a lineup of international soloists.
This stupendous, historic collaboration in Caracas cements the friendship and bond between the LA Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, who have both played acclaimed Mahler concerts with Maestro Dudamel in the US and in Venezuela.
The performance was seen in hundreds of theaters in the United States and Canada, as well as those in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. In Venezuela, it aired on the state television channel, Tves, to mass audiences.
This special DVD and Blu-Ray will be released to coincide with the Opening Concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra season in September 2012.
Extra Material: 17 minutes documentary on the DVD and Blu-Ray which gives a unique insight into this world-beating Mahler recording.