The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series continues by highlighting musicians from the Festival’s own ranks. Britten’s Phantasy Quartet begins with a march and proceeds with lively pastoral charm. Poulenc is a composer known for his aesthetic of irrepressible good humor; he called his jaunty but complex Sextet “an homage to the wind instruments I have loved from the moment I began composing.” Brahms’ sophisticated Second String Sextet is rich with nostalgia, but sweeps all sadness away in its warm, bright finale.
Location: Chautauqua Auditorium
Members of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra
Benjamin Britten, Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
Francis Poulenc, Sextet in C Major for Piano and Winds, FP 100
Johannes Brahms, String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
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