Van Zweden Conducts Brahms' Fourth Symphony
The year Haydn praised him as the greatest composer, Mozart premiered a sprightly concerto, now familiar from Amadeus. Fray and Van Zweden, said the BBC, “work together with remarkable symbiosis.” Toward the end of the 19th Century, one was either a Wagnerian or a Brahms fan; today, we can happily enjoy both giants. Brahms’s energetic Fourth Symphony is at times wistful and at others, rambunctious, but totally fulfilling.
Jaap van Zweden conductor
David Fray piano
San Francisco Symphony
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Jaap van Zweden began his career as an orchestral violinist, but in quite spectacular fashion: he was appointed concertmaster of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1979 when he was a mere 19 years old! He would hold the post until 1995, when he turned mainly to conducting....
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