Lost Romantics

Event Details:

Location: Paramount Theatre

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015

Time: 8 pm


Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Mendelssohn Piano Concerto no. 1
    Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, piano

Lehar Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert (from Giuditta)
(Friends, life is well worth living!)

Offenbach Au mont Ida, trois Déesses (from La belle Hélène)
(Three Deities at Mount Ida.)

Lehar Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)
(Yours is my heart alone.)

Brent Turner, tenor

Victor Bendix Symphony no. 3

Michael Morgan

Music Director Laureate

Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner


Brent Reilly Turner


Continuing a long-standing and celebrated tradition of introducing some of the most compelling young artists on the international music scene, Maestro Morgan has invited tenor Brent Reilly Turner, the winner of the 2015 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, based in the Bay Area, for his Symphony debut. Phenomenal young pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner returns following his triumphant debut last season on Notes from Mexico. We also roll out the first in a new series exploring dazzling lost Romantic works—Danish composer Victor Bendix’s Third Symphony (1895) features unusually rich harmonic textures, beautiful string interludes and majestic winds. Conductor Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of Bach’s monumental Toccata and Fugue in D minor—which has one of the most recognizable opening themes in all music—helped spark a mid-20th century flood of interest in Bach’s sublime works, and its being featured in Disney’s 1940 Fantasia brought it to the attention of millions.

Pre-Concert Activity:


6:50 pm – 7:00 pm
Jacob Reed, Cello

7:00 – 7:30 pm
John Kendall Bailey discusses the music on the program.


7:05 – 7:40 pm
Lobby performance by Dougherty Valley High School Chamber Orchestra.

Indie CakesThank you to our Concert Dessert Sponsor, Indie Cakes & Pastries in Berkeley, for donating delicious desserts for our Post-Concert Reception!

Audio and video clips:

Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Of course here it is conducted by the man himself. Just like in Fantasia

Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1

It's a bit fast but you can't argue with the playing. Rudolph Serkin hasn't really been bettered

Lehar Fruende das Leben ist lebenswert

It is basically unfair to compare Fritz Wunderlich's performance of this piece to anyone else's.

Offenbach Au mont Ida, Trois Deesses

We don't have Wunderlich anymore but we do have Juan Diego Florez.

Lehar Dein ist mein ganzes Herz

More Fritz Wunderlich

Victor Bendix Symphony No. 3

The only recording I've come across of this wonderful piece

Price Level: A $75
Price Level: B $60
Price Level: C $45
Price Level: D $35
Price Level: E $20

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