December 6, 2022

Gustavo Dudamel announces free video release of complete Beethoven Symphonies

Gustavo will officially release complete videos of all nine Beethoven Symphonies for free on his YouTube channel, beginning on December 9 through December 17, 2022, releasing one symphony each day, culminating with the Ninth Symphony on Beethoven’s birthday. The video captures come from Dudamel’s celebrated performances with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Spain in March 2017. This will be the first time these videos have been made available on demand for free to the public.

Said Gustavo of the project: "The opportunity to make music with my beloved friends of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra is one of the greatest gifts of my life, and so I am deeply honored to now be able to offer these unforgettable performances as a gift to everyone this holiday season.  The music of Beethoven is universal – his vision for a better future was rooted in a celebration of joy and shared humanity, and that spirit of kinship flows through each note of these concerts.

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Thank you to the Palau de la Música Catalana, for making these films possible.