"Can one narrate Time?" asks Thomas Mann in The Magic Mountain. This meditation on time, music and story-telling opens this epic production that makes the musical journey from the lieder of Schubert, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler and Wagner to Beethoven's last piano sonata and Schoenberg's string trio. The voyage follows Mann from Germany into American exile, culminating with his musical literary tour-de-force, Doctor Faustus.

"Exceptionally thoughtful mix of readings and chamber music"—The New York Times

"At this scrupulously orchestrated event, as pools of light alternated between narrator and musicians, Mann and the music he loved talked back and forth."—The New York Times

The Program
Songs by Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Hans Pfitzner and Richard Wagner.

Beethoven: Sonata for piano, Op. 111
Schoenberg: Canon for String Quartet, String Trio, Op. 45

With selected readings from Thomas Mann's The Magic MountainTonio KrogerTristan and Doctor Faustus

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Please inquire about availability. Call Artistic Administrator Ab Sengupta at 713-524-7601 extension 21.