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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. Satie: Three Gymnopedies. Faure: Piano Quartet No 2 in G minor. Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D.

Gustavo Dudamel is a musical meteor. Recently turned 30 - and that's not a misprint - "The Dude", as he is affectionately nicknamed, has already conducted most of the world's leading orchestras - among them the Vienna, Berlin and New York Philharmonics and the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, not to mention the Concertgebouw, Philharmonia, Dresden Staatskapelle and Leipzig Gewandhaus. He also finds time to be music director of not one but three orchestras: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony and, of course, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, with whom he visits the Proms on 5 August, for a performance of Mahler's epic "Resurrection" Symphony. Today on Classical Collection we'll be featuring this Venezuelan dynamo in a performance of Mahler's 1st Symphony.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, op.27

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor)

    • Decca 460 239-2.
  • Erik Satie

    3 Gymnopedies

    Performers: Joanna MacGregor (piano)

    • Collins 10532COL.
  • Wednesday Award Winner

    • Gabriel FaurĂ©

      Piano Quartet no.2 in G minor, op.45

      Performers: Domus: Susan Tomes (piano), Krysia Osostowicz (violin), Robin Ireland (viola), Timothy Hugh (cello)

      • Hyperion CDA30007.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.1 in D

    Performers: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

    • DG DDD 0289 477 8612 2 GHD.