Dutoit conducts Elgar's Enigma Variations
Two Frenchmen provide tantalizing tastes of their backgrounds—Lalo’s Spanish heritage and Ravel’s Basque lineage. Lalo’s savory work, featuring such evocative styles as seguidilla and habanera, promises a workout for the Stradivarius of Canadian violinist James Ehnes, who’s been called “the Heifetz of our day.” Englishman Elgar’s Variations sketch characteristics of his friends and explore friendship, but the overarching theme—maybe musical, maybe not—remains an enigma. The stately Nimrod variation… Show more
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Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the SFS presents more than 220 concerts and presentations annually for an audience of nearly 600,000 in its home of Davies Symphony Hall, in other Bay Area venues, and through an active national and international touring program....
Charles Dutoit is one of the world's leading conductors, especially noted for his performances of French, Russian, and 20th Century music. His family background is diverse; Dutoit is Swiss-French on his father's side, and English-German-Brazilian on his mother's....
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