Dudamel, a product of Venezuela's El Sistema education project, is the musical boss of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, where his charisma and inspired musicianship have garnered him a passionate following. He shot to fame under the patronage of Abbado and Rattle, and was soon conducting the world's great ensembles. He can raise the musical voltage of any ensemble he encounters, and his performance with his Venezuelan band is invariably exciting. Listen to him develop as a musician through this rewarding collection of his works.
The Nutcracker, Op. 71, TH 14, Act I: No. 9, Waltz of the Snowflakes (Live at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles / 2013)