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Together in Leipzig for a brief and brilliant time, Mendelssohn and Schumann reveled in the late 18th century “Celtic revival,” and formed the core of musicians and thinkers grappling with the sweeping changes of the 19th century musical landscape. This concert examines the connections and influences between four great 19th century masters and features one example each of their creative genius including Mendelssohn’s extraordinary String Quintet (written at age 16) and Dvořák’s first piano quintet. If there is a “Bach Double” for violin and viola—something fun, popular and compelling in duet form—it has to be the Handel-Halvorsen “Passacaglia.” Don’t miss the final SMF 2018 concert by Daniel Hope & Friends!

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