Program Notes

Each week, thousands of San Francisco Symphony concert-goers open their programs to read about the drama, the passion, and the inspiration behind the music they're hearing. You can read our critically acclaimed program notes online one week prior to select concerts.

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Mompou: Secreto, from Impresiones íntimas

Ravel: Une Barque sur l’océan, from Miroirs


Berg: Sonata for Piano, Opus 1

Brahms: Intermezzo in A minor, Opus 116, no.2 Intermezzo in E minor, Opus 119, no.2 Intermezzo in C

Bach, J.S.:

J.S. Bach: Toccata in C minor, BWV 91

Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Opus 67, no.4 Mazurka in in C-sharp minor, Opus 30, no.4 Mazurka in F

Ravel​: Ma Mere l Oye (Mother Goose)

Stucky: Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Henry Purcell)

Ma Mere l Oye Mother Goose Music for the Ballet

Bartók: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra

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