Thursday, November 3, 2016

concert review: San Francisco Symphony

I'm not a big fan of the Chopin piano concertos, but I am a big fan of Yuja Wang, and she gave a sparkling, highly inflected performance of the Concerto No. 2 at Davies last night.

MTT preceded this with a brief work of his own - Bernstein, modified by academic modernism - and followed it with Bruckner's Seventh, to show how he can do what Blomstedt does. His colors are brighter, his canvases are even vaster, and while his energy doesn't flag he has just as much trouble finding coherence in the finale.

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