FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION
Piano Concerts Series
Ashburnham Community Church
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 4: 00 p.m.
Barbara Suhrstedt, piano
(Click on name for Bio)
|Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano (arranged by A. Semyenev)||Reinhold
|Romance Op.35, No. 6 (1908)|
|Scherzo Op.45, No. 12 (1909)|
|Valse triste Op.35, No. 7 (1908)|
|Three Romances: clarinet and piano||Peter
|What Is Happening? Op.16, No. 5 (1872-’73)|
|Night Op.73, No. 2 (1893)|
|Serenade Op.63, No. 6 (1887)|
|Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet (1919)||Igor
|Three Pieces for Solo Piano||Alexander
|Etude in c#, Op.2, No. 1 (1887, publ. 1893)|
|Etude in Ab, Op.8, No. 8 (publ. 1895)|
|Prelude in eb, Op.11, No. 14 (publ. 1897)|
|Three solo piano preludes, Op. 32 (1910)||Sergei
|No. 11 in B|
|No. 12 in g#|
|No. 10 in b|
|Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, H356 (1956)||Bohuslav
Folk Dances (1915)
(transcribed for clarinet by Chester Brezniak)
|Dance With Sticks|
|Rumanian Children’s Polka|
Piano by Blüthner, Leipzig, 1877
this program, Chester Brezniak will play a model R13 Buffet clarinet in
A, and a DG Prestige model Buffet Bb clarinet. The initials DG stand for
Daniel Gautier, a chief acoustician and designer at Buffet for many years.
However, Mr. Brezniak uses a Morrie Backun "Fatboy" barrel and a Morales-Backun
bell for the Bb Prestige clarinet; for the A, he usually keeps the original
Buffet bell. Morrie Backun is a brilliant clarinet accessory innovator-designer-manufacturer
whose products are used by many clarinetists the world over, including
Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Clarinetists experiment continually with mouthpieces, bells, barrels, and various clarinets, in their quest for tonal beauty. Cocobolo wood, of which these Backun barrels and bells are made, displays shades of dark and light brown wood, a striking effect often noted by audience members at concerts.
All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection.
Unless otherwise stated, concerts are held at the Ashburnham Community Church, Main Street (Rte. 12) at Chapel Street.
Admission: $10.00 /adult (children and students, free)
The building is wheelchair accessible.
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