Mahler Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"

 
 

Mahler Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand." Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, augmented by multiple student choruses (Chorus Masters Lourdes Sánchez and Manuel López Gomez). Soloists are Manuela Uhl (soprano), Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto), Charlette Hellekant (mezzo-soprano), Burkhard Fritz (tenor), Brian Mulligan (baritone), and Alexander Vinogradov (bass). Produced by Bernhard Fleischer and Chris Ayzoukian; video direction by Michael Beyer. Released 2012, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

There were a lot of performers in this massive effort. With all the student choirs and orchestras available in Venezuela, they may have had 1,000 musicians there for this performance. You'll probably find the YouTube clip here pretty impressive: