“Bychkov Conducts ‘An Alpine Symphony,’ ” trumpets the page on the New York Philharmonic’s website for its subscription concerts beginning on Thursday. That, to be sure, is no small thing. The estimable maestro Semyon Bychkov is presenting Strauss’s outsize tone poem “An Alpine Symphony,” which merits respect it seldom receives.
But the other piece on the program is dismissed as an afterthought: “Plus Berio’s ‘Sinfonia’ with Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.”
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