Oct 28, 2016
On Friday, October 28, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony release a new all-Debussy album on the Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label.
The album includes performances of Images pour orchestre, Jeux and La plus que lente.
“Right from the start of my musical life, Debussy’s music captivated me,” says MTT. “He had a genius for sensing the essential quality of a particular instrument’s voice and creating for it evocative solos that have become emblematic. His sense of unusual blends of different instruments was also original and highly demanding. In fact, his orchestral music, especially the later orchestral works like those on this album, presents some of the greatest challenges in the whole repertory for both conductor and instrumentalists.” He continues, “It has been a pleasure to perform this music with the San Francisco Symphony, whose members possess all the artistry and are more than willing to take the risks that this music demands.”