“Glorious Percussion” by Sofia Gubaidulina and Brahms No.2 Symphony at LA Phil 5/19/11

May 21, 2011

I really wanted to hear this Percussion group. This percussion concerto was premiered at Dudamel’s other orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony in 2008, and this weekend’s performance in LA is US premiere. Glorious Percussion is an impressive ensemble with great artistic command and technique. It is well written binding between percussion and orchestra, conversation, improvisation, motif, color—. Of course the percussion includes many kinds, and even in the orchestra there are 3 percussionists. It is very effective and strong. I enjoyed listening this piece.

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