poster for 2003 Emotion Unbound
× Emotion Unbound features music by three of the greatest composers of the Romantic generation: Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. In the works of these masters, Beethoven’s legacy of artistic individualism and personal expression continues in a heightened sense of humanity and subjectivity in the music itself. The result of this subjectivity is clearly heard in Schubert’s Violin Sonatina, Mendelssohn’s Lieder ohne Worte, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet: a spectrum of new emotional extremes, from the highest ecstasy to the most bittersweet melancholy, and often into the deepest despair.