Can Gustavo Dudamel Live Up to the Hype?

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Monday, October 04, 2010

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel's appearance with the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall last weekend had music fans talking. It was the latest chance for New Yorkers to hear the much-discussed 29-year-old Venezuelan in action, and with a venerable European orchestra no less.

To get you primed for his season opening concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, we're playing Dudamel's recordings every night this week on Symphony Hall. Tell us what you think: Is Dudamel hot...or hype?

Comments [3]

Zanne from NYC

Unfortunately, I do not recall the name of the gentleman who replaced McKnight for one of the Symphony Hall broadcasts who was quite good & knowledgeable about the pieces & composers broadcasted. Can someone give me his name so I can keep a lookout for him in future broadcasts? Thank you.

Oct. 09 2010 09:40 AM
Kenneth Bennett Lane from Lake Hiawatha, NJ,

GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, only 29 years old yet impressive enough to garner respect from audiences and critics alike and be accorded the role of maestro for a major concert with the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.
He IS the real thing. An impassioned interpreter of whatever music he conducts, he inspires not only listeners, but also youngsters to aim high in their music-making.
There is a public out there eager for music-making that is exciting and soul-stirring enough to give hope and joy to this world where there is so little progress being made as to make the general public disillusioned, downhearted and apathetic.
Kudos to artists with passion for their work and the talent to transmit it to raise the spirits of a dispirited world.

Oct. 05 2010 12:27 AM
Julie from Hastings-on-Hudson new york

Ever since he burst upon the scene a few years ago, for me Dudamel has been the heir to the Bernstein legacy of classical excellence brought in to the world at large with loving enthusiasm. Plus they share lo latino, and it is such a balm to have borders crossed in this incandescent way.

Que Viva Gustavo.

Oct. 04 2010 08:35 PM

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