The Closing Gala Concert from Lucerne Festival in Summer 2010 could not have been more colorful. Gustavo Dudamel and the Wiener Philharmoniker framed their concluding concert with the sound of drums: a drum roll and an insistent rhythm, respectively.
Rossini’s fizzy Overture to “The Thieving Magpie” begins with a snare drum solo, while Ravel’s famous “Boléro” is based on a metrical pattern played unrelentingly by this instrument. The program included Cuban composer Julián Orbón’s “Versiones Sinfónicas,” which paid homage to three different sound worlds: the Spanish dance of the pavane, medieval processional song, and Afro-Caribbean music. Rhythmic drive also plays a key role in Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento. (Source: Lucerne Festival)
The Closing Gala Concert was broadcasted live in more than 50 cinemas in Europe on 18 September 2010.
|Year of production:||2010|
|Recording Date:||18 September 2010|
|Composers:||Gioachino Rossini, Julián Orbón, Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Ravel|
|Works:||Ouverture to "La gazza ladra" (Gioachino Rossini), Tres Versiones Sinfónicas (Julián Orbón), Divertimento for Orchestra (Leonard Bernstein), Pavane pour un enfant défunte (Maurice Ravel), Boléro (Maurice Ravel), Waltz (Leonard Bernstein)|
|Associated Production Company:||Arte|
|Distribution TV:||C Major Entertainment |