San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Classical Album Review: Michael Tilson Thomas Conducts Alban Berg

March 5, 2021
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The San Francisco Symphony is a model of complexity: tonally warm but texturally clear; rhythmically on edge but never abrasive in character; beautifully blended throughout.

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Classical CD Review: Heras-Casado conducts Mendelssohn and Michael Tilson Thomas’s Berg

September 2, 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas proves he’s got Alban Berg’s style in his blood; Pablo Heras-Casado’s Mendelssohn symphony cycle continues to be stylish.

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CD Reviews: John Adams — Harmonielehre and Short Ride in a Fast Machine (SFSO/Tilson Thomas)

February 21, 2012
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The recording was made in December 2010 in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, and reveals an orchestra fully at home in John Adams’ distinctive idiom.

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