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Summer, 2017, House Concerts at the Frederick Piano Collection

Dear Friends,

This summer, we are pleased to offer five House Concerts at the Frederick Piano Collection / Historical Piano Study Center, 30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA. Our musicians have generously volunteered their performances as fundraising events, to help defray such annual expenses as replacing slate tiles pulled off by snow sliding from the roof, and insuring the pianos.

Admission to the concerts is by freewill donation. Any amount is most welcome, and all donations to our 501(c)(3) organization, Historical Piano Concerts, Inc., are fully tax-deductible, and will be acknowledged in writing for your tax records.

Because seating among the pianos is limited to 25-30 listeners, we need firm advance commitments from those planning to attend. Please e-mail or phone me for reservations as soon as you can, letting me know which concert or concerts you would like to attend, and your first and second choice, in case we have more people than can be seated at a specific concert.

Please note the varying days and times of these concerts!

Saturday, July 22, at 7:30 PM, pianist Amira Acre will play the same program as her upcoming concert on our regular Fall series on September 3rd, but on the Katholnig piano, Vienna, ca.1805-1810. Her September performance will be with the ca. 1830 Tröndlin piano, Leipzig – two very different flavors!

          Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10, No. 3 (1796-98)
          Beethoven, Sonata No. 23 in f, Op. 57 (1804-05) "Appassionata"
          Franz Schubert, Sonata No. 20 in A, D.959 (1828)

Saturday, July 29, at 4:00 PM, pianist Mark Alexander will play a varied program on a variety of pianos, suited to the periods of the music.

          Debussy  Préludes, Book I, no. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with flaxen hair) and no. 10. La cathédrale engloutie (The sunken cathedral)
          Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a dead princess)
          Ravel, Menuet, from Le Tombeau de Couperin
          Brahms, Intermezzi, Op. 118, Nos. 1 & 2
          Chopin, Nocturnes in D flat and F sharp
          Schubert/arr. Liszt, Ständchen  Serenade
          Schubert, Impromptu in A flat, D.899.4

This late-afternoon concert will be followed by a potluck picnic supper, either outdoors or in, depending on the weather.

Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 PM, pianist Matthew Odell, will play five pieces on five pianos, ranging from our "newest to oldest" instruments.
          Messiaen, one or two preludes composed in 1928 (on the 1928 Erard, Paris)
          Rachmaninoff, Sonata No. 2, 1931 revision (on the 1907 Blüthner, Leipzig)
          Ravel, selections from Miroirs, 1904-05 (on the 1893 Erard, the same model as Ravel’s own piano)
          Schubert, two Impromptus (on the ca. 1830 Bösendorfer, Vienna)
          Mozart, Adagio in b-minor (on the piano by an unknown maker, our earliest instrument)

Sunday, August 20, at 4:00 PM, pianist Daesik Cha, with cellist Cherry Kim, and flutist Elzbieta Brandys playing

          Rachmaninoff, Sonata in g, Op.19, for cello and piano, the first and third movements, on the 1907 Blüthner, Leipzig 
          Liszt, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (The Fountains at the Villa D'Este), S.163/4, 1867–82,
               and Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto (the Rigoletto paraphrase), S.434, 1855–59?, on the 1893 Erard, Paris
          Schumann,  Phantasie in C, Op. 17, 1836, the first and third movements, on the 1846 Streicher, Vienna
          Haydn, Trio No. 28 in D Major, Hob. XV:16 for flute, cello and piano (1890)
               I. Allegro
               II. Andantino più tosto allegretto
               III. Vivace assai, on the c.1805-1810 Katholnig, Vienna

Friday, August 25, at 7:30 PM, baritone James Dargan and pianist Mark Whitlock (playing the 1871 Streicher, Vienna, and possibly the 1877 Blüthner, Leipzig)
          Brahms, Vier ernste Gesänge  (Four Serious Songs), Op. 121, 1896
          Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), 1883-85

We look forward to hearing from you!

Patricia H. Frederick