Soprano Susanna Phillips performs Berg’s Seven Early Songs with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Photo credit: Brandon Patoc/San Francisco Symphony

SFS Focuses on Berg, With a Recording in The Works

Alban Berg has been intriguing us ever since we first attended a performance of his opera, “Lulu” some years ago

As a member of the Second Viennese School of composers, he combined Mahlerian Romanticism with Schoenberg’s  brilliantly original twelve-tone technique.

The San Francisco Symphony brings Berg back into the local limelight with its inspired staging of Seven Early Songs this weekend. The concert is being recorded, by the way, so that we may relive this marvelous performance at a later date.

Meanwhile, here is what music critic, Stephen Smoliar has to say about it on his blog, “The Rehearsal Studio”