The young Gustavo Dudamel is famous for his sparkling energy, and here he will conduct works that are equally borne by youthful élan. First, there’s the “Posthorn Serenade” by 23-year old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: jaunty and tight with splendid brass soli. Gustav Mahler, too, was only in his mid-20’s when he composed his First Symphony – a powerful, vernal start to a great career as a composer.
Serenade No. 9 in D major K. 320 Posthorn
Symphony No. 1 in D major