TSO On Demand: Beethoven Septet

For more information about composers, performers, and works, visit TSO.CA/SeptetNotes.

Chamber music formed the soundtrack to most social occasions in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century. By virtue of their size, small ensembles could perform most anywhere with little set-up and without occupying much space, including in private residences. How fitting, then, that members of the TSO will perform Beethoven’s most crowd-pleasing contribution to the chamber music repertoire—his Septet—right inside your home! The only complete movement from the String Trio in B‑flat Major, D. 471, by Schubert, a devoted disciple of Beethoven’s, and a Ludwig-inspired reorchestration for septet of TSO RBC Affiliate Composer Emilie LeBel’s woodwind quintet, Haareis auf Morschem Holz (hair ice on rotten wood), round out the program.

This concert is approximately 60 minutes in length and will feature 17 musicians from the Orchestra. Learn more about the TSO On Demand series.

This recording is generously supported by the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee.

Our TSO On Demand series was filmed in strict accordance with COVID-19 government restrictions for performing-arts venues, prioritizing the health and safety of artists and staff. You will notice that musicians are wearing masks, there are plexiglass barriers between brass and woodwind instruments, and all artists are two metres apart.

Performance Details

Available Friday, February 12–Thursday, March 4, 2021


Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471 – Mvt. I [8’]
Emilie LeBel: Haareis auf Morschem Holz (hair ice on rotten wood) [9’]
Beethoven: Septet [42’]


Jonathan Crow, violin
Zeyu Victor Li, violin
Eri Kosaka, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Rémi Pelletier, viola
Theresa Rudolph, viola
Joseph Johnson, cello
Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello
Winona Zelenka, cello
Michael Chiarello, double bass
David Longenecker, double bass
Miles Jaques, clarinet
Joseph Orlowski, clarinet
Michael Sweeney, bassoon
Darren Hicks, bassoon
Neil Deland, horn
Christopher Gongos, horn

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