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Listen: Capturing Beethoven Septet in Unprecedented Times

February 3, 2021

Three headshots showing TSO Musicians Joseph Johnson and Rémi Pelletier and RBC Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel.

Our TSO musicians are creating music in ways they've never had to before.

Hear what went into capturing TSO On Demand: Beethoven Septet from Principal Cello Joseph Johnson, Associate Principal Viola Rémi Pelletier, and RBC Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel, as they speak with host Kathleen Kajioka at The New Classical FM on Sunday Night at the TSO


 

"The way Beethoven uses every instrument is pretty amazing." Beethoven's Septet is one of Principal Cello Joseph Johnson favourite pieces. He shares his perspective on performing it on TSO On Demand:

 

 

Associate Principal Viola Rémi Pelletier trained as a sushi chef before deciding to pursue a career in music! Listen as he talks about his many talents, his first year in the TSO, and performing the Schubert String Trio as part of TSO On Demand: Beethoven Septet:

 

 

RBC Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel shares how she pays homage to Beethoven and conveys austere winter beauty in her piece Haareis auf Morschem Holz (hair ice on rotten wood), which features alongside Beethoven Septet:

 

 


Find out more about Beethoven Septet (Feb 12–Mar 4) and Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Mar 12–Apr 1) on TSO On Demand.

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