Eschenbach conducts Dvořák

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Schoenberg’s First Chamber Symphony brought to a close a period characterized by dramatic, richly melodic works. Composer Alban Berg called it “a real milestone in the history of music.” Heart-racing melodies abound in the symphony Dvořák composed while living in New York City, which he hailed, in 1892, for its “lovely buildings and beautiful streets and everywhere, the greatest cleanliness.” The ecstatic symphony remains among the most popular ever penned.

"[Matthias Goerne] dynamic range is huge, and the power at the extremities of his voice are fully equal to that of its middle register." —THE GUARDIAN


Matthias Goerne


San Francisco Symphony



Chamber Symphony No. 1


"Die Frist is um" from The Flying Dutchman


Wotan’s Farewell from Die Walküre


Symphony No. 9, From the New World

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert Length is approximately 2 hours.

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  1. Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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