This is a musical survey of the brilliance and range of French Composers and other
renowned composers who lived and worked in France.
The great works by these celebrated composers during this period were the cradle of modern music!
The journey begins as Liszt creates the dreams of floating, falling
and sweet intoxication. From piano music, to sacred choral and orchestral music, he leads us into the realm of
the two greatest opera fantasies
for two pianos ever created. So let the dreams begin!
Savor each sensation, and let your darker side give in to the power of the music of "A Night at the Opera"
Darius Milhaud - Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b
Franz Schubert - Quintet in A major, The Trout D.667
Franz Schubert - Die Forelle
Schoenberg - Verklaerte Nach - Transfigured Night
The Grand Tour - A Musical Journey through the Classical World
Christopher will take you on a “Musical Journey” through the Classical World. Experience the energy of youth, rich musical gifts and the power of inspiration.
We are going to take you on a Spectacular Journey!
The first stop is a brilliant operatic fantasy: Mozart’s great opera Don Giovanni
transformed by Franz Liszt. It’s been turning heads for 150 years
in its piano solo version. Now you get to hear it amplified on two pianos!
The second stop is Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, full of nonstop excitement and passion!
The last stop on our journey is the most popular and powerful concerto ever written: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 – complete!
Dr. Joann Freeburg, founder of "Hearts for the Arts," is pleased to "kick-off" this exciting new program based on her lifelong passion
to inspire, develop and honor talented young artists. "Hearts for the Arts" is supported by Freeburg Pianos and performed at the Master Works Theatre in Hendersonville, North Carolina as well as other community venues.
The Rutherford Chamber Consort is a professional arts organization, dedicated to bringing great chamber music to the Carolina Foothills. Our members live in the area and come from the finest music schools: Peabody Conservatory, The Juilliard School, Indiana University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Ural State Conservatory, The Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, The Moscow Gnessin Institute, and the North Carolina School of the Arts.
We have provided several other audio samples from concerts recorded by Harmony Creek Studio. These include woodwind quintet, string ensembles, chamber orchestras, and guitar.