A Brahms Affair

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A Brahms Affair
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A celebration of chemistry, romance and love that will engage your senses and leave you breathless.

Virtuoso Series
Date and Time07 Sep 2017, 7:30PM
VenueCity Rectiall Hall

Program

Schumann
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Borodin
String Quartet No. 1 in A major

Brahms
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

140 mins including interval

About The Music

Brahms and Schumann were close friends and they were also both endeared and enamored with their equal muse, Clara Schumann, a virtuoso pianist and composer in her own right. Clara, the muse, is evident in all of Schumann’s music and his Fantasiestücke represents the unbridled passion found in the free imagination of the Romantic composer. Borodin, besides being a composer, was also a chemist and a doctor. His String Quartet No. 1 demonstrates his love and passion for chamber music and displays his affinity for understanding form. This string quartet is the perfect cohesion of musical ideas from a scientific mind. Join Omega for a concert that celebrates some of the most exquisite and sublime chamber music of the Romantic era, including the superlative Clarinet Quintet by Brahms.

Pre-concert Talk

6.45-7.15pm, Level 1 Function Room

Perfection Plus One
Why would Brahms in his Clarinet Quintet choose to augment the string quartet, chamber ensemble par excellence, with another instrument?
Presented by Mark Grandison

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