SAN FRANCISCO, October 15 – On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a hybrid SACD recording and digital download of Beethoven’s Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II and Symphony No. 2 on SFS Media, the Orchestra’s in-house label. The recording is part of MTT & the SFS’ multi-season focus on performing and recording the music of Beethoven. It features the Grammy award winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and soloists Sally Matthews, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Barry Banks, tenor; and Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone. The performance was recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall May 2-3, 2013 during Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony’s two-week festival exploring Beethoven’s early inspirations. Read more.