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Dances and Waves: Schönbrunn Summer Night Concert 2012 ()

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As the young star Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel begins to spread his wings beyond glitzy L.A., murmurs of doubt as to his talent are sometimes heard. It's hard to find any reason for doubt, however, in this live concert recorded in one of the very citadels of Old European music: the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna (it has 1,441 rooms and its own zoo). Dudamel offers a program that, with the exception of the "Dance of the Persian Slaves" from Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina and the encore by Spanish zarzuela composer Jerónimo Giménez, consists entirely of true chestnuts. To get a rise out of the Vienna Philharmonic, and out of a Viennese audience for which "staid" was probably the right word, seems a tall order. And Dudamel fills that order with total aplomb. The program is masterfully structured. In the opening Polonaise from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, he sticks with the sort of clipped, precise rhythms that Viennese like in their waltzes. He takes his time turning on the gas, but the... Hide synopsis

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