Maurice Ravel: Bolero / Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker at Lucerne Festival 2010

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Maurice Ravel: Bolero / Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker at Lucerne Festival 2010 5

At the closing concert of the Lucerne Festival 2010, the Wiener Philharmoniker performed Maurice Ravel's probably most famous piece of music under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel: Boléro.

The concert was broadcast live in more than 50 cinemas in Europe on 18 September 2010.

Recording Date: 18 September 2010
Composers: Maurice Ravel
Orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductors: Gustavo Dudamel
Director: Michael Beyer

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Una magnífica interpretación, la cara de satisfacción del excelente Gustavo Dudamel lo dice todo. ¡Muy buen trabajo!

Author — TheGamerMaldito


Placing ads in the middle of classical music is inexcusable.

Author — michael ewing


The conductor looks so happy, so whenever I see this, I am happy too.

Author — Carolyn Song


Of course we love and admire the snare drummer's skill and concentration. But imagine being his neighbor and hearing him practice this piece repeatedly with no other instruments. No melody. No nothing. Not even the plunk plunk of the string section in the early parts. Only:
"Tat. Rattata tat. Rattata tat, tat, tat. Rattata tat. Rattata tattata tattata tat."
"Rattata tat. Rattata tat, tat, tat. Rattata tat. Rattata tattata tattata tat."
Rattata tat. Rattata tat, tat, tat. Rattata tat. Rattata tattata tattata tat."
Rattata tat. Rattata tat, tat, tat. Rattata tat. Rattata tattata tattata tat."
Over and over all afternoon until he takes a nap before heading out to the orchestra. You would lose... your... mind.

Author — Fluvienne


Drummer: hey boss, where's my music?
Conducter: play this beat for 17 minutes cool??

Author — The Bro


Do you know who the hero's of Bolero actually are? Not the soloists, not the conductor, it's the freaking drummer! I mean just think about the concentration needed not to mess up on the same rhythm for 17 whole minutes. It's crazy!

Author — Evgeny Stolyarov


12:40 this one guy is like: i wish i hadn't forgotten my instrument... 🎷

Author — Cratuss


Llegué temprano a clase... mientras esperamos a que llegaran todos, puse esta pieza musical... los estudiantes, que no la habían visto ni oído, después de un rato me pidieron no empezar la clase de termodinámica hasta tanto se terminara la pieza... no los culpo. Yo tampoco quería interrumpir la pieza.

Author — gustavo eduardo bolanos barrera


Bravo! Each instrument is being played from within the soul.

Author — Lorena E. Betancourt


Doctor: you have 17 minutes and 32 seconds left to live
Me: *immediately turns on this video*

Author — Sophia Brattoli


Why my brain make me remember when i play kingdom hearts 2 as a child

Author — Kuro Naichi


La ejecución es perfecta pero, a pesar de que comprendo la necesidad de ingresos a través de publicidad, colocar esta publicidad interrumpiendo la música es un despropósito, colocarla antes y después sería lo lógico

Author — Carlos Vignolo


Magnificent interpretation. I love the pace as it builds to an orgasmic conclusion. This is Bolero as intended.

Author — Paul Mayville


This music is pleasantly mesmerizing. Always been.

Author — Lucy Dutcher


Just Beautiful, there's no words to express what I felt

Author — Manuel Santiago


Ravel's Bolero is a study of orchestral crescendo that the author almost threw away. The self-imposed rule is, no tempo changes, and no development is allowed to the melody or to the harmony (except at the very end). How long can you sustain the interest by only thickening the orchestration? Usually not very long, but here the melody is so interesting, rhythmically speaking, that Ravel gets away with quite a few statements.

The author insisted it should be played slowly, like in this recording. But that's just his opinion.

The famous melody has 2 parts, I will call them "a" and "b". Below is the overall scheme (Wikipedia has another description):

0:20 - 0. Introduction (rhythm only)


0:32 - a - flute
1:27 - a - clarinet
2:22 - b - bassoon
3:17 - b - piccolo clarinet in E flat

4:12 - a - oboe d'amore
5:06 - a - muted trumpet + flute (a pretend solo.)
6:01 - b - tenor sax
6:56 - b - soprano sax



7:49 - a - imitation of an organ (horn, 2 piccolos, celesta) (The organ is a solo instrument that sounds like an ensemble.)
8:43 - a - oboes and clarinets
9:37 - b - trombone (a solo instrument that CAN sound huge by itself)
10:30 - b - woodwind ensemble: tenor sax, clarinets, oboes, flutes


11:23 - a - first violins + woodwinds
12:15 - a - first and second violins + woodwinds
13:07 - b - one trumpet + all violins + woodwinds
13:59 - b - strings + trombone + woodwinds

14:50 - a - 1st violins, trumpets, saxes, flutes
15:41 - b - trumpets, trombones, 1st violins, flutes
16:21 - Interruption, modulation to E Major!!! Development of the melody!!!
16:48 - Back to C, Major, coda!!!

No recording, including this one, is an accurate representation of the actual sound near the end. You have to hear Ravel in an actual theater to understand what I mean. Those who have never gone to a concert hall are encouraged to have that experience.

Author — Nando Florestan


Wow.... that conductor is totally involved, passionate, and accurate in his delivery of this piece!! Bravo, sir!!

Author — holywells


todo este concierto lo dirige de memoria(como csi todos ) y su ultima pieza solo con las manos> es un maestro ha sido maestro de mi hijo un par de meses.venezolano

Author — angeles altoe


Одно из моих любимых произведений( а ещё, ,танец с саблями)
Когда слушаю аж, ,мурашки" бегут по спине от энергетики произведения!
Я поражаюсь выдержки барабанщика неподдаться энергетики музыки и инструментов вокруг себя!! А ведь именно он задаёт весь ритм музыки, и ведь не сбивается с ритма!
Дирижёр, ,от бога", а барабанщику респект.

Author — Вадим Кондратьев


No thanks for the ad that so sadly interrupted in. DEVIL !. just wait.

Author — Trail Hopper