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street address, manually set the coordinates of your GPS to 42.636121, -71.908602 or look at the map, because directions
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The next House Concert is by Mark Alexander, piano, on Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 4pm, presenting a selection of pieces by Debussy, Prokofiev, Brahms, Ravel, and Schubert/Liszt.
Yet to come during the Summer of 2018 is the return of Yuan Sheng from China to perform a fundraising concert for the Historical Piano Study Center on July 29, 2018, a full scale concert of music by Debussy. This will take place at the Community Church here in Ashburnham.
We are also pleased to have been able to add another House Concert to the schedule, Cherry Kim, 'cello, and Jacob Hiser, piano, performing sonatas by Brahms. The Sunday, August 5, 2018 program is now on the Events page.
At the end of August, right on the heels of the Summer schedule, the Fall series of Concerts begins. Although the individual programs may not be accessible until the middle of July, the schedule of artists and an overview of the performance material is now also available on the Events page.
Remember, seating in the Piano Study Center is very limited! You will need to call or email in order to reserve a place at any of the House Concerts.
If you haven't already visited the piano collection (or even if you have), the Historical Piano Study Center, remains open throughout the year for visits and tours on Thursdays (10am to 4pm) and on Saturday afternoons (1 to 4pm). On other days we would be pleased to open for tours by appointment. Just call or email to make arrangements to visit. We would be happy to see you.
Earlier this year we added a page of links to recordings featuring pianos from the collection appearing on various artists' web pages and on You Tube. Just click here to learn what's out there. Then listen!
|The Historic Piano Collection||The Study Center||Piano Concerts & Events|
However, you no longer have to attend a concert or visit the Study Center in order to purchase them. Simply call or email us and we'll arrange it for you. We can accept payments by check through the mail or online via PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account because they will allow you to simply use your credit card.
Please click here to see all the recordings available.
The Frederick Collection and our piano concerts continue to get noticed
in print and online. Take a moment to read some of it...
from The Worcester
September 7, 2015
from The Boston Musical
Stunning and Surreal Schubert
September 8, 2015
New England Sounds in a Country Church
June 1, 2015
360 Degrees of Romantic Bits
May 4, 2015
Joseph Smith Remembered at Fredericks’
Please click here to read older concert reviews and media articles about the collection.
|Published Articles||Excerpts from Grove Article||Commentary on the Collection|
|Background of the Collection||Changes in Piano Keyboard Range||Compact Disc Recordings|
|A Different Perspective on Piano History||
An interesting link.
|How a Piano Works|
WHY THIS ENDEAVOR IS IMPORTANT
The Frederick Collection of Period Grand Pianos includes over twenty original pianos in playing condition, specifically, the sorts of pianos known to important composers from about 1790 to 1907. At present, there is no comparable collection of period, playing grand pianos in the United States. Most museum collections that include pianos focus on their decorative appearance rather than their musical value. Such instruments are rarely used for performance; perhaps two or three pianos in each of the other major collections in this countryare maintained in regular playing condition. The following points clarify the purpose of the Collection:
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Last updated: November 29, 2014