Yefim Bronfman Plays Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the San Francisco Symphony
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SF Symphony did well itself in playing Brahms's Festival Overture and Bergs pieces, I really liked them. However they could do much better, playing in ensemble with Yefim Bronfman. His play was powerful, sparkling and energetic and Brahms's Piano Concerto interpretation was remarkable (bravo Maestro!). In fact the orchestra tried to accomplish their own tasks. I wish maestro MTT were more sensitive and responsive to the soloist. The third movement's "fugato" seemed totally disassembled (probably required more rehearsals time for the orchestra players).
In addition I'd like to express the people's opinion, that applauding after each movement is totally unacceptable, it shows that vast majority of listeners are rude and uneducated in that. At one point I thought there would be a good practice to hang a screen above the orchestra saying "please DO NOT applaud yet". It seemed that Mr. Bronfman started the concerts 3-rd movement without a pause just to avoid the applause.
Quotes & Highlights
- Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert.
Virtuoso Yefim Bronfman joins the Orchestra for Brahms’s monumental First Piano Concerto, a staggering masterpiece from the composer’s twenty-fifth year. The program prefaces this work with the jovial Academic Festival Overture and music by Alban Berg, the early twentieth-century modernist most influenced by Brahmsian Romantic pathos. The sensual Lyric Suite is a musical love letter to Berg’s mistress—written in code!
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Berg: Three Pieces from Lyric Suite
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
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