The Singing Spirit

Saskatchewan’s own Kerry DuWors and Katherine Dowling share an intimate program focused on the human experience, with music on themes of friendship, adversity, despair, hope, and love.

“I am affected by everything that goes on in the world and think it all over in my own way…and then I long to express my feelings and find an outlet for them in music.”
– Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann: Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851)
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
II. Allegretto
III. Lebhaft

Marjan Mozetich: L’esprit chantant (1995)


Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op.22 (1853)
I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No.2 in A major, Op. 100 (1886)
I. Allegro amabile
II. Andante tranquillo – vivace
III. Allegretto grazioso


Living through the loss, isolation, and darkness of the global pandemic, each of us has a spirit that longs to sing, to reach out, to break free. This programme shares stories of human experience – friendship and intimacy, adversity and despair, hope and love – timeless stories that transcend place, era, culture, and circumstance. Robert and Clara Schumann’s love story is one of history’s greatest, one of profound suffering and struggle, but also of eternal love and devotion. A lifelong confidante and champion of their works, Johannes Brahms was their dearest and most beloved friend. These extraordinary artists created at the springtime of Romanticism, their music suffused with emotion, messages, and secrets. This depth of feeling is also exuded in the work of celebrated Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich, whose music explores the intimate, the personal, the human, all while tugging at the heartstrings.