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SFS Media Presents

Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6

Digital recording from the Grammy Award-winning Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony 

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present Berg’s spellbinding Three Pieces for Orchestra, launching the Symphony’s new digital-only series by its eight-time Grammy Award-winning in-house record label, SFS Media. Presented in studio master-quality and available for download and streaming worldwide, hear one of the finest examples of Berg’s inventive artistry in a work that builds from a “fragmentary opening to a sensual whirl” then “dips in and out of the waltzes that define musical Vienna,” and finally unites within “the shadow of the huge hammer strokes that ultimately come crashing down on the musical texture.” (SFGate)


San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas

Three Pieces for Orchestra, Opus 6
(1929 revision)

I. Praeludium: Slow
II. Reigen: A little hesitant at first-Light and winged
III. Marsch: Moderate march tempo

Total Playing Time: 00:21:55

Part 1: I.Introduction and Prologue  

Part 2, III. The Capulets' Garden—Love scene  

Part 2, IV. Scherzo: Queen Mab

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