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The Endicott Players explore the musical eloquence and ineffability of Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms with a program featuring two song cycles, a cycle of miniatures for piano, and a chamber work.
As the Romantic movement gained intensity in 19th-century Germany, no musician was more focused on literature and poetry than Robert Schumann. He pioneered the integration of text into purely musical forms, such as piano miniatures and cycles, and brought the composition of lieder and song cycles to a new height of genius. Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms, members of Robert's inner circle, were equally drawn to the nexus between word and melody.
The Endicott Players are comprised of faculty member Pamela Dellal (mezzo-soprano), Ashley Episcopo (mezzo-soprano), Michael Manning (piano), and Roy Sansom (recorder).
SCHUMANN: Kinderszenen, op. 15
SCHUMANN: Liederkreis, op. 39
SCHUMANN: Kulmann-Lieder, op. 104
SCHUMANN: Adagio from Sonata in G Minor for Piano
BRAHMS: Vivace from Sonata in G for Violin and Piano (arr. for recorder and piano)