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Program Notes

Each week, thousands of San Francisco Symphony concert-goers open their programs to read about the drama, the passion, and the inspiration behind the music they're hearing. You can read our critically acclaimed program notes online one week prior to select concerts.

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Mozart: Sonata in A major for Piano, K.331(300i)

Brahms: Trio in C minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 101

Beethoven: Trio in E-flat major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 1, no.1

Brahms: Trio in C minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 101

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Opus 62

Paganini: Concerto No. 1 in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 6

Ravel: Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

Nielsen: Symphony No. 5, Opus 50

Salonen: Violin Concerto

Beethoven: Overture to King Stephen (König Stephan), Opus 117

Britten: Les Illuminations, Opus 18