Conlon conducts Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique
“I certainly regard it as easily the best—and especially the most ‘sincere’—of all my works,” wrote Tchaikovsky of his final masterpiece, the Pathétique Symphony. “Without exaggeration, I have put my whole soul into this work.” James Conlon conducts the San Francisco Symphony in this most emotionally charged of Tchaikovsky’s creations. The Pathétique is prefaced by two early twentieth-century pieces: Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, featuring soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (“one of the best pianists… 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....
James Conlon is among the most successful American conductors of his generation, but his rise was largely founded upon critical acclaim garnered in the major European opera houses. Conlon's talents, however, extend beyond the realm of opera: he has forged a distinguished international reputation in the concert hall, showing an affinity for the works of Weber, Liszt, and especially Alexander von Zemlinsky....
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