The Dude abides

Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of LA Philharmonic conducting wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel is up. I’ve seen Dudamel conduct twice, and Ross seems to me to get it just about right: Dudamel is the real thing, but he doesn’t single-handedly render all previous and concurrent attempts to conduct an orchestra obsolete. He will be worth watching, from a distance, while Canadian audiences continue to enjoy the work of Bramwell Tovey, Alain Trudel, Bill Eddins, Edwin Outwater, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kent Nagano, Bernard Labadie and the rest.

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