This is music of power and of passion. The San Francisco Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s final masterpiece – the Pathétique Symphony. James Conlon conducts the verboten music of Holocaust victim Erwin Schulhoff. And Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays Shostakovich’s captivating First Piano Concerto.
San Francisco Symphony
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Concert: Approx. 1h 35m, includes intermission.
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SFGate.com highlights Conlon’s work with composers who were banned in Nazi Germany: "I realized that we had been deprived of music that should have been a real part of the repertoire. But it was suppressed, and some of the composers were killed," says the globe-traversing American conductor. Read the full article.
Watch a Video
Jean-Yves Thibaudet discusses learning Shostakovich's Concerto No. 1 with WQXR Radio: