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FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION

Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 4: 00 p.m.


Shuann Chai, piano   Yuan Sheng, piano

Shuann Chai & Yuan Sheng,
solo & duo piano

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The Schumanns and Brahms

Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 (Images from the Orient – 6 impromptus)     (1848)
performed by
Shuann Chai and Yuan Sheng
Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)
1. Lebhaft
2. Nicht schnell und sehr gesangvoll zu spielen
3. Im Volkston
4. Nicht schnell
5. Lebhaft
6. Reuig, andächtig
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16 Variations on a theme of R. Schumann, Op. 54, in f#     (1861)
performed by Yuan Sheng  
Johannes Brahms
(1833-1897)

Intermission


Variations [in f#] on a theme of R. Schumann, Op. 20     (8 June 1853)      
performed by Shuann Chai

Clara Schumann
(1819-1896)
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Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 111     (1851)
performed by Shuann Chai

R. Schumann
1. Sehr rasch, mit leidenschatflichem Vortrag, in c
2. Ziemlich langsam, in Ab
3. Kräftig und sehr markiert, in c
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from 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1     (1858-69)      
performed by Shuann Chai and Yuan Sheng
Brahms
 
No. 1 in g  Allegro molto
No. 2 in d  Allegro non assai
No. 3 in F  Allegretto
No. 4 in f  Poco sostenuto
No. 5 in f#  Allegro

Piano by J.B. Streicher & Sohn, Vienna, 1868

All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection

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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