Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dudamel received "endless cheers" at the Salzburg Easter Festival

Venezuelan director Gustavo Dudamel got "cheers endless", according to review the daily El Pais in Spain, when placed in front of the Berlin Philharmonic to take the lead in the Salzburg Easter Festival in Austria. This festival is in addition to the annual opera, a three-minicycler symphonic and chamber music series format with the name Counterpoint.

Of the three two orchestral concerts are conducted by the British director Simon Rattle. The other is the Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, who is participating for the first time in the match. The first part of the concert was dedicated to Alban Berg lieder with Seven youth orchestra, composed between 1905 and 1908.

The mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn was the vocal soloist. Then it was the turn of The Firebird, the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. "Dudamel offered a version spotless, full of nuances, with a projected dramatic rhythmic and musical tension of which are breathtaking. He was humble in his attitude with the musicians and they responded with pinpoint accuracy by observing the director ", reported the newspaper.

The Easter Festival, which runs through April 25, has had since its inception with the help of renowned directors and with the participation of the Berlin Philharmonic. Its founder, Herbert von Karajan, he served as director of the Festival until his death in 1989. In 1992 and 1993 the artistic direction was given by Sir Georg Solti and the time that goes from 1994 to 2002 it fell to Claudio Abbado.

Since 2003 until today is Simon Rattle is leading this event.

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