Dudamel’s Eroica

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Orchestra bring their amazing energy to one of the masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire – Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No.3, the “Eroica”.

Beethoven’s third symphony is not only one of the most powerful musical works, but also the source of some of classical music’s most instantly recognizable melodies.

This recording also includes two of Beethoven’s best-loved overtures, “Egmont”, inspired by Goethe’s play, and the ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus.


  • Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’
  • The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43
  • Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Performed by the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela is a world-class ensemble, touring the world’s great concert halls as ambassadors for their country’s unique system of musical education, ‘El Sistema’.

The combination of powerful, accessible repertoire, Dudamel’s irrepressible charisma and the remarkable story of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra make this recording not only desirable for Dudamel fans and those of Beethoven’s music, but a must for anyone wishing to discover the power of classical music at its very best.

Gustavo Dudamel was recently awarded a Grammy for Best Orchestral Recording of 2011. His epic cycle of Mahler symphonies in Los Angeles and Caracas made him front page news in The New York Times and his record-setting Mahler 8 was shown live in hundreds of cinemas around the world.

Gustavo Dudamel made his debut in the Wiener Philharmoniker’s prestigious subscription concerts in December and takes the Berliner Philharmoniker on tour this Spring.

Here is a 49-minute video of the Beethoven Symphony No 3 E flat major “Eroica” with Gustavo Dudamel conducting




Tags: Beethoven, Symphony #3, Eroica, Gustavo Dudamel, Simón Bolívar Orchestra

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