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Rank #148 in Music category

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Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.

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Podcasts from the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.

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Educational and Enjoyable

By Cinderalice125 - Oct 21 2019
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So educational and concise, there’s nothing like it.

SFS

By lledsmar - Apr 10 2016
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Great narrator (Rick Malone) and program notes on classical music.

iTunes Ratings

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
76
14
1
4
4

Educational and Enjoyable

By Cinderalice125 - Oct 21 2019
Read more
So educational and concise, there’s nothing like it.

SFS

By lledsmar - Apr 10 2016
Read more
Great narrator (Rick Malone) and program notes on classical music.
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San Francisco Symphony Podcasts

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

All 144 episodes from oldest to newest

Beethoven No. 7

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The premiere of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 was perhaps his greatest rock-star moment. Buoyed by the excited troops in whose honor the concert was being performed, Beethoven “tore his arms with a great vehemence asunder ... at the entrance of a forte he jumped in the air” (according to orchestra violinist and composer Louis Spohr). The work’s explosive energy and Beethoven’s expansion of symphonic structures to emphasize certain key areas make Symphony No. 7 an important stepping stone on his path towards Romanticism.

Jan 17 2020

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Berg’s Three Pieces for Orchestra

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In his Three Pieces for Orchestra, Alban Berg finally "graduated" from his studies with Arnold Schoenberg, and took his first giant step towards fulfilling his musical destiny.

Jan 15 2020

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Ravel La Valse

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In 1906, Maurice Ravel made some sketches for a tribute to Johann Strauss, the Waltz King. By the time he got back to it, World War I had ravaged Europe, and Ravel's tribute had turned into something much darker.

Jan 07 2020

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Handel's Messiah

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However you like your Messiah - big or intimate, modern or period, authentic or interpreted - when you listen you become part of an almost 300-year tradition of what may be classical music's most beloved masterpiece.

Dec 12 2019

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Bruckner Symphony No. 4

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Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 "The Romantic" was a departure from his usual symphonic testaments of faith. It's a journey into the Age of Chivalry, of knights, quests, and - above all - the hunt.

Nov 18 2019

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Strauss: Metamorphosen

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"Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings was his musical response to a life, and a world, gone to pieces."

Nov 09 2019

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Charles Ives Symphony No. 3 & 4

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With 19th-century Americana spirit, MTT and the SF Symphony, pianist Peter Dugan, and the SFS Chorus’s musical candor and clarity add an evocative recording of Ives’s songful Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 to the SFS Media label’s Grammy award-winning discography.

Nov 07 2019

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

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Bach's Orchestral Suite #4 is a dazzling combination of rhythmic complexity and sonic brilliance; all the more amazing in that he wrote it (most likely) just for fun!

Oct 30 2019

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Shostakovich Symphony No.7 Leningrad

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Shostakovich's 7th Symphony became a symbol of the wartime alliance between the US and the USSR. But the road to victory is never easy, and it wasn't long before both the musical and the political symbols of that alliance disappeared

Oct 23 2019

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Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

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Originally composed for solo piano (and later orchestrated by Ravel), Pictures at an Exhibition was written by Modest Mussorgsky after he visited a retrospective exhibit of the works of his friend Victor Hartmann.  The collection of pieces represents a promenade from painting to painting, pausing in front of works called The Gnome, Ancient Castle, and Great Gate of Kiev.  Mussorgsky was a member of a nationalistic, anti-conservatory group of young musicians, and he had an unusual ability to interpret visual art in musical expression.

Oct 15 2019

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