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Yefim Bronfman Plays Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the San Francisco Symphony
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attended Nov 26 2010

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...continued

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attended Nov 26 2010

Great selection of pieces. The evening opened with Brahms's "Akademische Fest Overtuere". Then followed "Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite" by Alban Berg. Michael Tilson Thomas prefaced this with a brief address to the audience about the...continued

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Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to the concert.

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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    

Program:  

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture  

Berg: Three Pieces from Lyric Suite  

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1