Kurt Sanderling - Often referred to as one of the Greatest Conductors of the 20th Century.

Kurt Sanderling With Alfred Brendel And The San Francisco Symphony Play Music Of Beethoven 1983 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Kurt Sanderling - Often referred to as one of the Greatest Conductors of the 20th Century.

Kurt Sanderling – Often referred to as one of the Greatest Conductors of the 20th Century.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – SFSO – Kurt Sanderling – Alfred Brendel, Piano – March 3, 1983 – Part 1
Click on the link here for Audio Player – SFSO – Kurt Sanderling – Alfred Brendel, Piano – March 3, 1983 – Part 2.

Another classic concert this week. A guest appearance at The San Francisco Symphony by the legendary Kurt Sanderling with Pianist Alfred Brendel in a concert of music by Beethoven. Broadcast on March 3rd of 1983.

This was the first appearance by Kurt Sanderling in San Francisco. Born in East Prussia and migrating to Russia in 1936, Sanderling shared the Music Director post at The Leningrad Philharmonic with the great Evgeni Mravinsky, before leaving to lead the Berlin Symphony in 1962. He made many guest appearances all over the world, but his visits to the U.S. were rare, since it was right in the middle of the Cold War.

Sanderling was guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well during this time, and a frequent favorite with musicians of every orchestra he worked with. Sanderling died in 2011 at the age of 98.

This week it’s an All-Beethoven Concert, featuring Alfred Brendel in a performance of Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto.

Opening the concert is the Overture to Egmont. Followed by the Piano concerto. On the second player and finishing the second half of the concert is a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony Number 5.

A concert to smooth the edges of the middle of the week with.

Enjoy.

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