Gustavo Dudamel was born in in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. His father was a trombonist and his mother a voice teacher. He studied music from an early age, becoming involved with El Sistema, the famous Venezuelan musical education programme, and took up the violin at age ten.
He continued his education at the Latin American Academy of Violin. Dudamel began to study conducting in Dudamel and Beethoven Gustavo Dudamel has always had a special relationship with the music of Beethoven, as have many Venezuelan musicians. It was a remarkable disc. Our commitment to the core repertoire, and also to the great genius of Beethoven, remains, as well.
The previous autumn the year-old Beethoven had drawn up his so-called Heiligenstadt Testament, the confessional statement in which he confronted the trauma of his growing deafness, contemplated suicide, and stoically rejected it.
The subject was a lofty one. On 1 January , Dudamel conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in their traditional New Year's Day Concert ; at the age of only 35, he is the youngest guest conductor in history to lead this event. Dudamel served as the — artist-in-residence at Princeton University in celebration of Princeton University Concerts' th anniversary.
His initial contract in Los Angeles was for five years, beginning in September Dudamel began his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on 28 September with a rehearsal of Beethoven's 9th Symphony that included the Los Angeles Master Chorale and representatives of eight community-based choruses. His first official rehearsal with the orchestra followed on September In February , the orchestra announced the extension of Dudamel's contract through the end of the — season, including the orchestra's th anniversary.
Dudamel performed his Libertador orchestral film suite with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in the "Noche de Cine" concert special, 30 July , with the guitarist and Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla as special guest in an extended suite from his music for The Motorcycle Diaries , one of six varied film and television scores excerpted on the program.
In March , the orchestra announced a further extension of his Los Angeles Philharmonic contract through the — season. Dudamel is featured in the documentary film Tocar y Luchar , which covers El Sistema. Dudamel is featured in the documentary Let the Children Play , a film which focuses on his work advocating for music as a way to enrich children's lives. Gramophone , the British classical music magazine, named Dudamel its Gramophone Artist of the Year.
Also in , he was inducted into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Rodrigo is also curly-haired, Latin American, very young, and usually referred to only by his first name. Dudamel is featured as the name of an achievement in the game A Rite from the Stars, released on 19 July The player gets it for solving a music puzzle in less than 14 seconds .
On 18 October , it was announced that Dudamel would become the 25th recipient of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize  . He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 22 January In his speech accepting it, he said that it should belong to Venezuela, the country he is from, and that "tomorrow [23 Jan.
The performance of the four movements is also pretty even keel with no great lift or outpouring of emotion in the scherzo or finale movements. In conclusion, I would say this is a safe performance recorded as such and pretty consistent throughout. A good effort nonetheless. Good quality. Si faccia caso, nella marcia funebre e nella coda del finale, all'attenzione con cui vengono sottolineati gli incisi, rispettivamente dei timpani e dei corni, che prefigurano il "motto" della Quinta.
Completano il quadro due ouvertures molto diverse tra loro, quella ancora classica delle Creature di Prometeo e quella accesamente drammatica dell'Egmont, affrontate anch'esse con un dinamismo arioso che giova soprattutto alla seconda, mettendola beneficamente al riparo dalle incognite della retorica.
E se "el Sistema" di Abreu, che ha prodotto risultati del genere, prendesse piede anche dalle nostre parti? A me pare che le interpretazioni di Gustavo Dudamel siano ancorate a una tradizione esecutiva ormai superata dalla filologia. Detto questo, traspaiono in queste esecuzioni una freschezza e un entusiasmo coinvolgenti.
Chopin: Works for Piano. Gustavo Dudamel and. Volver arriba. Gana dinero con nosotros.The response was intense. This was a new way of looking at Beethoven, a New World freshness that the old world badly needed. But Germany was not new territory for Dudamel. He had made his debut in Berlin's Philharmonie with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela as an year-old, a year after taking on the job of music director.