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Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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James Conlon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet
13 ratings
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attended Mar 13 2009

A thoroughly enjoyable performance complete with a pre-performance 'primer' to provide the audience with a context with which to enjoy the Shostakovitch piece. For example he was about 27 when he composed the Lady Macbeth Opera, and although...continued

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attended Mar 13 2009

Thibaudet was great, and the Liszt piece was very nice. The Shostakovich music was not as melodic.

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12 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

great performance! enjoyed it much with my family.

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Description

Franz Liszt, superstar pianist, meets a modern counterpart in Thibaudet. James Conlon, LA Opera’s music director, has conducted in the world’s greatest opera houses. He brings us music from the opera that sparked Stalin’s campaign against Shostakovich.

Program:

Berlioz, Le Corsaire Overture

Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich (arr. Conlon), Suite from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

This Friday 6.5 Series concert also features James Conlon’s remarks before the complete works are performed.