The San Francisco Symphony: Herbert Blomstedt, conductor; Maria João Pires, piano, in Beethoven and Bruckner
Blomstedt and Hadelich with the SF Symphony…Hats off to collaboration? Or, tell me it isn’t so!
The San Francisco Symphony
Davies Hall, San Francisco
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Herbert Blomstedt, conducting
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D, Opus 61 (1806)
Nielsen – Symphony No. 5, Opus 50 (1922)
Hats off to collaboration? Or, …
Blomstedt Returns to the San Francisco Symphony in Tchaikovsky and Bruckner Fifths; Garrick Ohlsson Plays Mozart Piano Concerto K. 271
New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, Music Director: 2011–12 Season Preview and Concert Schedule
Alan Gilbert is about to begin his third season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, and he appears to remain as popular as ever. His particular combination of rapport with the orchestra, solid, insightful, often brilliant musicianship, …
Orchestre de Paris: Blomstedt and Mustonen in Stravinsky and Bruckner
Herbert Blomstedt conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Mozart and Bruckner
There appears to be something of a tug-of-war going on in the world of Mozart performances.
In the ascendancy these days, self-confident revisionist scholars, seeking to sweep away Victorian accretion, place before the public spiky, twangy and fiercely rhythmical works for small forces of original instruments. Traditional Mozart conductors, on the political defensive and seemingly chastened as romantics, come to audience rescue with slightly more refined, slightly less detuned, slightly more softly sprung music for slightly larger forces. Scarcely anyone anymore, (perhaps Barenboim), will stand before 100 players and lead a symphony by Mozart or Haydn in the manner of a Bruno Walter, an Otto Klemperer, a Herbert Von Karajan or a George Szell.