Brahms' epic Piano Quartet No. 2 is featured on the second half of this shimmering concert. Each melodic line of Brahms' masterpiece seems to be a song that could be sung on a warm summer's evening. Samuel Barber's Summer Music draws its color from images of the lazy days of summer heat and the beauty of nature at its peak. Paired wonderfully with this work is Mendelssohn's breathtaking and ravishing String Quintet No. 2.
Summer Music, Op. 31
String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26