This concert focuses on the virtuosity of musicians who use their breath as the force to create music – voice, woodwind and brass. Starting with the heat and energy of Poulenc’s Sextet for winds and piano, we include two works by Schumann – his beautiful song cycle “A Poet’s Love” written while he was yearning for his wife Clara, and his three romances for oboe & piano which he gave to her as a present. The concert concludes with Brahms’ famous horn trio – perhaps the most significant piece of chamber music written for that instrument.
Poulenc Sextet for winds and piano, FP100
Emily Beynon, Gordon Hunt, Andrew Simon, Benjamin Moermond, Radovan Vlatkovic, Pei-Yao Wang
Schumann Dichterliebe (“A Poet’s Love”), Op. 48
Robin Tritschler, Pei-Yao Wang
Schumann Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
Gordon Hunt, Gilles Vonsattel
Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40
Arnaud Sussmann, Radovan Vlatkovic, Gilles Vonsattel
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