Blomstedt, Berwald, & Brahms 

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Experience the power, tenderness, vigor, and lyricism of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, written during a summer getaway along the Rhine. It was typical of the Vienna-based Brahms to set aside his summer vacations for composition. The opposite was true for the other symphonist on this program, Franz Berwald, who traveled from his Swedish homeland to live in Vienna and write his four symphonies. Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt offers a refreshing contrast to the Brahms with a performance rarity, a piece written forty years before by Franz Berwald.


Conductor/Performers

Herbert Blomstedt

SFS Conductor Laureate

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Berwald

Symphony No. 1

Brahms

Symphony No. 3

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

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  1. Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sun, Feb 2, 2020 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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