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UE Mahler Interviews: Gustavo Dudamel from Universal Edition on Vimeo. In Venezuela, they are called huevos, and Gustavo "The Dude" Dudamel, conductor of the LA Philharmonic, has a great big pair of them. Starting tomorrow at Disney Hall, Dudamel will attempt to do what no conductor has ever done b ... More >>
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