San Francisco Symphony: Semyon Bychkov Conducts Strauss, Schumann
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: Strauss And Schumann was Friday November 4, 2011 / 6:30pm.
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
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Featured review from Wayne J.
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The Richard Strauss pieces were wonderful!
I noted, however, that the third trombonist semed especially bored, having very few notes to play. He spent most of the time with both his arms and his legs crossed! Rather than intently following the conductor and being immersed in the music, he was just sitting idly by until his few bars came up. Not an especially participative mode of being present to clock in for his $100K+/year salary. What if the paying audience just sat around looking bored until, finally, the third trombonist got his few notes in? Don't these players get that their every move on stage is being scrutinized by the audience? And what about the guest conductor? Doesn't he care what kind of attentiveness to the music he is eliciting from everyone on stage?
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Kirill Gerstein: piano
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