February 9 & 10, 2019
Musical Masterworks was delighted to welcome back a parade of our esteemed internationally acclaimed artists, along with a handful of exciting Old Lyme debuts — violist Ettore Causa, alongside beloved MM veteran violinists Jesse Mills and Jennifer Frautschi, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Wilhelmina Smith.
This concert weekend featured two masterpieces for string sextet: Arnold Schoenberg’s uber-romantic Transfigured Night, based on the poignant poem bearing that title by Richard Dehmel; and Johannes Brahms’s exquisite G Major Sextet. The concert will began with a charming and virtuosic duo for two cellos by the French Baroque-era composer, Jean-Baptiste Barrière.
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Jesse Mills, violin
Ettore Causa, viola
Nicholas Cords, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Edward Arron, cello
Barrière: Sonata in G Major for Two Cellos
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Opus 4
Brahms: String Sextet in G Major, Opus 36
Saturday’s concert was sponsored by James B. and Alden R. Murphy, in loving memory of her parents, Deever and Priscilla Rockwell. Thank you to Burnett’s Landscaping for sponsoring Sunday’s concert.