Liebesfreud's 10th Season Opens
September 1, 2014
Liebesfreud opens its tenth season of free "Last Fridays" programs on September 26th at Philadelphia's renowned Art Alliance on historic Rittenhouse Square.
This year's programs will highlight the six quartets of Haydn's op. 20 set, each paired with an adventurously contrasting work. This month will be the G minor Haydn and Debussy's stunning masterpiece in the same key.
Please come and celebrate "Classical Music Month" (as September was dubbed 20 years ago by President Bill Clinton) with Liebesfreud!
(details on the 'calendar' page)
Pierre Tourville Joins Liebesfreud
March 1, 2014
Liebesfreud anticipates the privilege and joy of yet another collaboration with an esteemed colleague.
Pierre Tourville has graciously agreed to join us to present one of Mozart's great and masterful Viola Quintets. Monsieur Tourville has selected the C minor quintet, originally conceived by Mozart for an octet of winds.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be in the midst of a week long Mozart Festival (see www.PhilOrch.org) so M. Tourville and Liebesfreud offer this work to give lovers of Mozart one more cause for celebration.
The program will also include two Dvorak love songs for string quartet.
(more details on the 'calendar' page)
Better Late than ...
February 2, 2014
Probably without his inestimable contribution in the Opera genre, Giuseppe Verdi would not belong in the pantheon of great composers.
Still though, last year Liebesfreud was so looking forward to celebrating - with the rest of the world - the bicentennial of his birth... especially because his STRING QUARTET -unjustly neglected! - is a truly great work of genius.
Some of you may remember our disappointment when we had to postpone its [November 2013] performance because Dave was recovering from a hand injury....
This month's 'Last Fridays' concert gives us the opportunity to celebrate, albeit belatedly, this man's single - and singular - string quartet offering.
Please come join us.