January 26 & 27, 2019 – “WAR OF THE ROMANTICS, PART 1″



Part One of War of the Romantics

with piano, violin, viola, baritone voice, and narrator

In a two-part theatrical concert event, we set the stage with “Part One” of a dramatic narrative that occurred in the world of classical music during the 1800’s over conflicting beliefs about the direction of new musical composition. 

Our story after the 1845 festival of tribute built around the unveiling of the famous Beethoven monument in Bonn, Germany. Beginning with the impact of Beethoven on the romantic writers to come, there was a deeply supportive atmosphere sustained among these 19th century rival composers, who generally admired each other with much passion, including Johannes Brahms, Robert and Clara Schumann, and Franz Liszt.

In the guise of a music critic in 1880 who experienced first hand many of the important music events of that century, our “narrator” looks back and comments in depth about the human side of the powerful growth of classical music during the height of romanticism, leading us to understand some of the schisms that formed due to strongly differing opinions about maintaining the “purity” of music, what that may entail, and in essence fighting over the meaning of music itself.


Adelya Shagidullina, violin and viola
Rollin Wilber, piano
Katarzyna Salwinski, piano

with special guest artist:
Robert Edwin, baritone and narrator (in the role of “Gerhard Denhoff”)


Ludwig van Beethoven
Robert Schumann
Johannes Brahms
Joseph Joachim
Frederic Chopin
Max Bruch
Richard Wagner

Franz Liszt

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm

IVY HALL – International Institute for Culture
6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151

ADMISSION: $27/general; $22/seniors; $10/students
TICKETS: Fineartmusiccompany.ticketleap.com

INFORMATION: 215-803-9725
EMAIL: info@FineArtMusicCompany.com


SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm

1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Concerts at Ethical5

ADMISSION: $27/general; $22/seniors; $15/members; $10/students
TICKETS: Fineartmusiccompany.ticketleap.com

INFORMATION: 215-803-9725
EMAIL: info@FineArtMusicCompany.com

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