San Francisco Symphony
National Press Representation:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE ALL-DEBUSSY ALBUM ON SFS MEDIA OCTOBER 28, 2016
Album Includes Images pour orchestre, Jeux, and La plus que lente
Pre-order September 27 on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Debussy
SAN FRANCISCO, September 27, 2016 – Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release an all-Debussy album featuring three works that illustrate the French composer’s mastery with orchestration including Images pour orchestre, Jeux, and La plus que lente, on the Orchestra’s Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label on Friday, October 28, 2016. The recording will be available for pre-order on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Debussy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This recording is presented by SFS Media in premium audio hybrid SACD as well as studio master-quality download.
Michael Tilson Thomas comments, “Right from the start of my musical life, Debussy’s music captivated me. He had a genius for sensing the essential quality of a particular instrument’s voice and creating for it evocative solos that have become emblematic. His sense of unusual blends of different instruments was also original and highly demanding. In fact, his orchestral music, especially the later orchestral works like those on this album, presents some of the greatest challenges in the whole repertory for both conductor and instrumentalists.” He continues, “It has been a pleasure to perform this music with the San Francisco Symphony, whose members possess all the artistry and are more than willing to take the risks that this music demands.”
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