Rachmaninoff

Airs Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. On the next concert by the San Francisco Symphony music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Opus 37 with pianist Emanuel Ax. The orchestra also presents Copland's Music from the film Our Town and his Short Symphony plus Debussy's La Plus que lente, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Delius, The Last Spring by Grieg, Delibes “Cortège of Bacchus” from Sylvia, and Rachmaninoff's “Vocalise,” Opus 34, no.14.

Airs Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Join us for Carnegie Hall Live featuring the Berliner Philharmoniker with guest violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as they perform the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch along with the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky's Closing Scenes from The Firebird. Sir Simon Rattle conducts and Deborah Voight will be the guest host.

Airs Thursday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Join us for Carnegie Hall Live featuring the Berliner Philharmoniker with guest violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as they perform the Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch along with the Symphonic Dances of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky's Closing Scenes from The Firebird. Sir Simon Rattle conducts and Deborah Voight will be the guest host.

Airs Monday, May 4, at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra in the Pavane by Faure and the Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52 by Sibelius. Pianist Yuja Wang will join the orchestra for a performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30. For an encore, from the archives, we'll hear Sibelius: Symphony No. 4, Op. 63

Airs Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. While Beethoven is generally acknowledged as the first great composer of cello sonatas, there have been numerous outstanding works written for the cello as a solo instrument over the last three centuries. Composers such as Boccherini, Grieg, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Shostakovich and Britten all wrote compositions that every cellist must come to terms with at some point in their career. In this episode we listen to a cello recital featuring Eric Kim, a veteran of the SMF chamber music series, former principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and current professor of cello at the Indiana University School of Music.

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