Toronto Summer Music presents
Romantic Inspirations

“Composers in the Romantic era were often inspired by the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. Some even felt like he was too tough an act to follow: Brahms began writing string sextets in part because he felt too intimidated to write more quartets after Beethoven! These pieces all feature their own tip-of-the-hat to the great Ludwig Van.”

– Jonathan Crow, Toronto Summer Music Artistic Director

Featured Program & Artists

Louise Farrenc: Souvenir des Huguenots, Op. 19
Philip Chiu, piano

Richard Wagner: Albumblatts, WWV 94 “Romance” (arr. David Popper)
Adrian Fung, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Franz Schubert: Auf dem Strom, D. 943
Asitha Tennekoon, tenor
Neil Deland, horn
Michael McMahon, piano

Johannes Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
1. Allegro non troppo (G major)
2. Scherzo – Allegro non troppo – Presto giocoso (G minor)
3. Adagio (E minor)
4. Poco allegro (G major)

Mayumi Seiler, violin
Jonathan Crow, vioin
Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola
Rémi Pelletier, viola
Rachel Mercer, cello
Adrian Fung, cello

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