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Night of connections, musical and personal, for Gustavo Dudamel, L.A. Phil
Night of connections, musical and personal, for Gustavo Dudamel, L.A. Phil

Sometimes, as the winter season of a symphony orchestra cruises along, it’s diverting to muse upon connections -- either within a particular program or between that program and surrounding ones. Some connections are intended, and others are left to our imaginations. Take Thursday night’s program at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where interconnections were fusing everywhere you looked. For a start, two of the three pieces that Gustavo Dudamel conducted were inspired by paintings --  Rachmaninoff’s moody tone poem “The Isle of the Dead” from a once-very-popular land and waterscape of the same name by Arnold Böcklin, and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures...

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