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Tchaikovsky: Symphony 5, Francesca da Rimini [Live]

Gustavo Dudamel Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Audio CD (16 Feb 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: DG
  • ASIN: B001MJ3LZE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,922 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64 - 1. Andante - Allegro con anima15:14£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima14:28£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.64 - 3. Valse (Allegro moderato) 6:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64 - 4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)12:03£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tchaikovsky: Francesca Da Rimini - Orchestral Fantasy Opus 32 After Dante25:33£3.39  Buy MP3 

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Gustavo Dudamel and his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela have stunned audiences worldwide with their explosive Latin-American showpieces; now they turn their hand to the work of a Russian master--Tchaikovsky. The young orchestra and their conductor take on Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5: Francesca da Rimini.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing virtuosity 16 April 2009
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This orchestra of young players, many of whom come from a deprived background, is quite fantastic. I have to confess that the interpretation of the Symphony under the charismatic Gustavo Dudamel is not particularly to my taste - I prefer Mariss Janson and the Oslo Philharmonic on Chandos, but the Francesca da Rimini can surely have never been bettered. The disc is worth the price for this alone. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Recording 17 Jun 2009
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Tchaikovsky's 5th has been my all time favourite classical symphony since I first heard it as a teenager some 42 years ago. During those years I've owned various recordings and heard it live on many occasions, yet this recording contains all sorts of detail I had never heard before, and exudes a precision and excitement that most professional orchestras seem unable to generate. Absolutely First Class!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blazing Bolivars! 16 May 2009
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There have rarely been better performances of these 2 seminal works. The performers provide a passion and commitment that stems, in part, from these being live performances, but it goes far deeper than that; there seems to be a genuine affection for this marvellous music and the finale of the 5th has to be one of the most exciting I have heard of this work.

In short, I can thoroughly recommend this to all who like Tchaikovski or those coming to this music for the first time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 etc. 15 Mar 2009
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Once again an excellent presentation from this extremely poular and enigmatic team. Everything that Dudamel attempts with this orchestra is brimming with exhuberance and new found insight. they seem to breathe new life into everything that they perform. You can feel the dedication from all members of the orchestra towards Dudamels coaxing and shaping. The power and also the delicacy - nothing is missed out.Many of the solo sections are sculptured by such talented and still budding young musicians. All of this keeps your undivided attention to each and every note , something very rare and compelling to this type of often expansive and yet familiar music.The 5th track - Francesca Da Rimini carries even further the excitement and pathos more than the symphony itself - the icing on the cake with its explosive closing bars rightly brings the tumultous applause from an audience leaping to its feet. I thoroughly recomend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tchaikovsky No.5/Francesca da Rimini-Dudamel 23 July 2009
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Dudamel has excited my imagination since he first appeared in England and his work as a conductor seems to have the same effect on many people in the audiences he plays to.His work on "Fiesta" and his album "Live from Caracas"perfectly illustrates my point-listen with your ears and enjoy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Average Symphony but spectacular "Francesca" 8 April 2009
By Colin Fortune VINE VOICE
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If 3 stars equals "Average/middling performance" then because of the very fine Francesca da Rimini performance it is a bit harsh for this disc. But then, surely most buyers will get this for the Fifth Symphony rather than for the Symphonic Poem. Perhaps if it were possible then a rating ***(*) would be nearer the truth.

I listened to the disc "blind", not knowing who the conductor or orchestra was. My comment at the time was "Fairly good recording quality but not an interpretation that lights up too much." Indeed, some bits of the long first movement seemed to be rather carefully done - to the detriment of the emotional temperature. But these things are very subjective and I can only share how I felt. Given the price of this disc it needs to have something different to uncover in the music from "ordinary" interpretations because it is under intense competition from great interpreters like Mravinsky Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 who produce astonishingly intense performances in goodish sound. Alas I do not feel that it did so.

Yes I know: I am a mean and ungenerous person as this is an orchestra made up of kids, who are finding meaning in life by discovering "classical" music and playing it to good standards. Yet I cannot escape the suspicion that the Yellow Cartouche label is trying to pull off a marketing trick here: full price Tchaikovsky disc by a wonderful new talent and his special orchestra of charismatic youth delivers a unique experience.

And you know I might have had just that response had I known that this was a youth orchestra, as I am as sentimental as much of the rest of humanity.
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