The Liberator (Libertador) [Original Soundtrack]

The Liberator (Libertador) [Original Soundtrack]

by Gustavo Dudamel


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The Liberator (Libertador) [Original Soundtrack]

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most admired conductors of his generation, chiefly because of his energetic and exciting concerts and eagerly sought recordings on Deutsche Grammophon. Yet a new side of Dudamel emerges with this original soundtrack album for the film The Liberator (Libertador), for which he composed and conducted the score on this 2014 release. The historical drama, directed by Alberto Arvelo, presents Simón Bolívar as the hero of numerous battles to free Latin America from Spanish rule, and the film's epic subject is conveyed in Dudamel's somber and brooding score. He effectively paints scenes with delicate folk-like themes on ethnic instruments and vigorous dance or martial rhythms, though there is a dominant current of wistfulness that mingles with melancholy, adding dimensions of human feeling to the music. In this recording, Dudamel leads the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, an orchestra fully versed in his manner of communication, and their work together in performing Latin orchestral music has prepared them for this effort. The sound of the recording is quite open, deep, and spacious, giving a cinematic feeling to the music, and the orchestra's tone colors are vividly reproduced.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2014
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947923312
catalogNumber: 002105402
Rank: 115025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gustavo Dudamel   Primary Artist,Conductor
Pedro Eustache   Flute
Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela   Performing Ensemble,Children's Chorus
Niños Cantores De Venezuela   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Edgar Ramirez   Executive Producer
William Ross   Orchestration,Adaptation
Luis Gómez Escolar   Producer
Merle Kersten   Art Direction
Jerome Leroy   Arranger
Christopher Alder   Producer
Gustavo Dudamel   Composer,Liner Notes
Ute Fesquet   Executive Producer
Carlos Mosquera   Recording Assistant
Alex Kovacs   Score Coordinator
Philip Krause   Engineer
Winfried Hammacher   Producer
Alberto Arvelo   Director,Producer,Liner Notes
Ana M. Loehnert   Producer
Lourdes Sánchez   Music Direction
María a. Guerrero Rocca   Executive Producer

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