Brahms, Brahms, and more Brahms. One of our most dear composers. One who blessed us with an incredible violin concerto, 2 piano concerti, 4 symphonies (no operas!!!!), unbelievable solo piano works, a ton of lieder, and a wealth of chamber music for so many different combinations of instruments. Where do we start? What can we possible leave out? This happens to us every year with every composer and it is the most difficult part of the preparation. But, once we've made the choice, we can't look back! All we can do, and we consider it every year, is do a second year with some of the music we didn't include!
Having announced this year's composer on the last concert of the summer 2018 festival, I immediately received some requests for specific works! I have tried to take them into account...the only one missing for the moment is the G major Violin Sonata. We will include:
the B major piano trio, opus 8
a few Intermezzi for piano solo opus 118 and/or 119
the d minor violin and piano sonata, opus 108
the g minor piano quartet, opus 25
the piano quintet in f minor opus 34
the viola quintet in G major, opus 111
"Festival Highlights," Thurdsday, August 1st. 7:00 p.m Comox United Church (250 Beach Drive, Comox)
Brahms Quintets, Friday, August 2nd. 7:00 p.m. Denman Island Community Hall.
Intermezzi and Piano Trio, Saturday, August 3rd. 4:00 p.m. Denman Island Community Hall.
Violin Sonata and g minor Piano Quartet, Sunday, August 4th. 2:30 p.m.. Denman Island Community Hall.