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Dutoit Conducts Beethoven & Shostakovich Reviews

Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

26 ratings
4.5 average rating
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188 reviews
130 stars
attended Jun 04 2014

The SFS and Dutoit and Kiril Gerstein were superb! The piano playing was subtle and delightful.
The Shostakovich was over the top! Delightful, thoughtfully done, and the use of the gong also subtle and therefore pervasive as a Russian evening,...continued

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57 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 04 2014

Great conductor, great pianist and interesting selections. Beethoven piece very soothing while Shostakovich was stirring. Audience appreciation apparent by the enormous sustained applause. Enjoyable evening out on the town. Head piece from...continued

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16 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 04 2014

Tiresome selections plus tiresome playing equals boring concert. No wonder so many people left early.

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 07 2014

The Beethoven Piano Concerto sounded wonderful, but we were seated on the opposite side of the keyboard and I had two people, who lacked concert etiquette, in front of me sitting forward all the time so I could not see the conductor nor pianist at...continued

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 06 2014

The music was well performed and the audience gave the conductor and orchestra a standing ovation after the dynamic Shostakovitch piece,

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 07 2014

Always love the SF symphony. No MTT this time, but hearing the Beethoven piano concerto was well worth it. The Shostokovich was a revelation, we really enjoyed it. This is a great way to get tickets at a great price.

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4 reviews
1 stars
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 06 2014

I loved the Beethoven. I've always thought Shostakovich was overrated as a composer. This concert didn't change my opinion, but the orchestra did a good job.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 06 2014

One of the best concert this season.

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