Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012
Excerpt: Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours from the opera ‘La Gioconda’”

Under the baton of the dynamic and electric guest maestro, Gustavo Dudamel, the Vienna Philharmonic performs the finale of Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours” from the opera “La Gioconda.”

  • godel gandler

    im 86 and have no musical talent except wheni i hear it i envy all musicians long live the most benign of all professions

  • Aldo F. della Coletta

    Yes……Music, the REAL Music, is the noblest of the human endeavors.
    Amilcare Ponchielli, as all Musicians, was a man endowed with great nobility.
    Salve to all.

  • Valerie

    Conductor Gustavo Dudamel was totally amazing. It was unique to see him conduct more from
    his facial expressions than the movement of his baton. Thank you for making our evening most
    enjoyable.

  • Ray P.

    A sublime performance by the Vienna Philharmonic of some brilllant and complex dance pieces, that could have only be pulled off by Gustavo Dumdamel. He contiunes to broadens the musical landscape for me. It was all very beautiful. A sweet gift for my senses this evening.Thank you…

  • teresa

    I would like to buy the CD of the concert Summer 2012 on 8/31/2012 with the Vienna Philarmonic directed by Dudamel but I did not have time to write the phone #. Could you please send it to me?
    Thanks so much. I enjoyed the concert a lot.

  • Barbara Hostetler

    Beautiful music to enjoy in this world so filled with strife. Maestro Dudamel just made my day and especially with the second encore. It was so uplifting and I it gve me happy dreams. Thanks to Great Performances.

  • thatdancer

    I tuned in about 9:30, so missed the beginning. Were the dancers actually in hte water, or was that just special effects magic? I loved it!

  • peter andreas

    when and where will this be available in bluray?

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  • Excerpt: Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours from the opera ‘La Gioconda’”

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