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Available in Dolby Atmos® - Dudamel & the LA Phil record Mahler’s 8th symphony

Gustavo Dudamel
© Smallz + Raskind (Courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic)

DG has released a new recording of Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil in Mahler’s mighty 8th symphony. It is also available in Dolby Atmos® and is the first classical new release available as part of Apple Music’s launch of Spatial Audio. Mahler’s 8th symphony is the perfect release with which to demonstrate the new sound technology. The work spans a universe of emotions, channeled through everything from passages of intimate reflection to overwhelming outbursts of choral and orchestral sound.

The Los Angeles Times reported on the concert at which the recording was made live at Walt Disney Concert Hall (30/31 May & 2 June 2019): “The LA Phil’s brilliance here was in [the] detailing. Dudamel has gone beyond mere beauty in his quest for Mahlerian meaning. But he has no qualms with robustness, and the combined choruses were capable of both grandeur and drama at the same time.”

Following the announcement from Apple Music that it is introducing Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos®, DG is delighted to have also released the entire Yellow Label catalogue of Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil via this revolutionary form of audio experience. Their recordings include the Grammy-winning albums of 2020 and 2021 in the orchestral category – Andrew Norman: Sustain and Charles Ives – Complete Symphonies – as well as landmark releases of the past decade such as Celebrating John Williams, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Debussy’s La Mer, major symphonic pieces by Bartók, Berlioz and Brahms, and seminal works by John Adams.

Alternatively try out our DG Playlist, focused currently entirely on a selection of tracks from Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil’s DG recordings in Dolby Atmos®. 

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