Sep
21
2010
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Gustavo Dudamel on Gustav Mahler

“Wow, Mahler!”

Do you remember the first time you heard Mahler’s music?

Dudamel: It was years ago, and rather funny; my father played the trombone in a salsa group and was also playing with an orchestra. I remember finding the third trombone part of Mahler’s 1st Symphony. I recall taking my father’s trombone and trying to play [imitates a trombone] – I was maybe 11 or 12 years old at the time, and I was playing the violin. But I remember a recording of the 1st; I received it as a gift from an uncle. That was the first Mahler I ever listened to.

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Find the full interview in Gustav Mahler: The Conductors Interviews
Edited by Wolfgang Schaufler
ISBN: 978-3-7024-7162-0
ISMN: 979-0-008-08493-5
Order number: UE26311 (German Edition: UE26310)

Oct
09
2009
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Gustavo Dudamel’s Inaugaral Concert in Los Angeles

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel gave his inaguaral concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic yesterday, including a performance of Mahler’s 1st Symphony.

Listen to the a recording of the concert online, courtesy of NPR radio.

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