11 May 2010
DG celebrates Dudamel’s first U.S. tour with the LA Phil with two new releases and free download
Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic kick off their first U.S. tour together this week with concerts in San Francisco (May 10 & 11), Phoenix (May 12), Chicago (May 14), and Nashville (May 15). To coincide with the performances, Deutsche Grammophon has released an iTunes-exclusive live recording of John Adams’ City Noir from Dudamel’s Inaugural Concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in October 2009. The work, which is inspired by the Southern California city, is also programmed on many of the tour concerts.
Click here to buy City Noir on iTunes
Click here to follow Gustavo and the LA Phil on their tour blog
Shortly following the release of City Noir, Deutsche Grammophon will release Rite, an all-new recording of Stravinsky and Revueltas with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. As a counterpart to the iconic Stravinsky work on this album—his Le Sacre du Printemps, or The Rite of Spring—Dudamel has programmed the lesser-known La noche de los Mayas (Night of the Maya) by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. The recording is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released in the U.S. on June 1.
Click here to pre-order Rite on Amazon
To celebrate the tour and the two new releases, DG is giving away two free tracks from Dudamel’s past recordings on the yellow label. They are the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and the “Trepak” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Both tracks are also featured on the compilation disc Discoveries, which was released last autumn. Go to www.gustavodudamel.com/freedownload to take part in this limited-time offer.*
*Free download is available only within the U.S.