Prized by film directors from Oliver Stone to David Lynch and performed as a tribute to JFK and FDR, one of classical music’s most popular works come home to the Symphony stage. Barber’s Adagio for Strings was premiered by legendary conductor Arthur Toscanini, who called the work “simple and beautiful.” This concert also features Rachmaninoff’s final composition for orchestra, the majestic Symphonic Dances, and captivating violinist Isabelle Faust performs Britten’s blistering Violin Concerto with “passion, grit, and electricity” (The New York Times).
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Adagio for Strings
All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.
Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances