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Mahler: Symphony No.8

Gustavo Dudamel

Year: 2012

Runtime: 01:30:15

Seen in hundreds of theatres across North and South America, this is the emotionally charged culmination of Gustavo Dudamel's 2012 Mahler cycles in Los Angeles and Caracas: Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand" - 1400 American and Venezuelan performers assembled for a once-in-a-generation event and one of the most ambitious live recordings ever made. "This was not just a grand performance, it was a communal one. The chorus, which included 400 children who sang from memory, was simply indescribable as the many became one. The soloists also flourished in these remarkable surroundings" (Los Angeles Times).

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