Van Zweden conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony 

Acclaimed Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden, Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year, makes his eagerly anticipated San Francisco Symphony debut with a trademark in Tchaikovsky’s impassioned Fourth Symphony. “Ought it not to express,” asked Tchaikovsky while at work on his Opus 36, “all those things for which words cannot be found but which nevertheless arise in the heart and cry out for expression?” Van Zweden’s compatriot and protégé, the young phenomenon Simone Lamsma, is soloist in Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.


Conductor/Performers

Jaap van Zweden

conductor

Simone Lamsma

violin

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 4

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

Concert: Approx. 1h 40m, includes intermission.


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Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4

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