Robertson leads Ravel and Gershwin
Ravel, who heard jazz in Harlem with Gershwin, was dumbfounded by the dazzling Rhapsody in Blue, which Gershwin played at a birthday party for the French composer. When Gershwin asked to study with him, Ravel said "It is better to write good Gershwin than bad Ravel." The jazz-influenced Concerto for the Left
Hand was written for a pianist grievously injured during the First World War. The dark undertones of La Valse, an homage to Viennese waltz, suggest a furious farewell to gentility in post-war… Show more
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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....
David Robertson rose to major prominence in the 21st century among American conductors in his roles as music director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and as a frequent guest conductor of the major orchestras of New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego....
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