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A House Concert 
at the
Historical Piano Study Center
30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Constantine Finehouse, piano

Novelette, Op. 21, No. 8, in f# (1838)   Sehr lebhaft (Very lively)
on the J.B. Streicher piano, Vienna, 1846
Robert Schumann

Nocturne No. 13 in c, Op. 48, No. 1 (1841)
Ballade No. 3 in Ab, Op. 47 (1841)
Sonata No. 3 in b, Op. 58    (1844)
          1.  Allegro maestoso
          4.  Finale: Presto non tanto

on the Érard piano, Paris, 1840
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Sonata in C, Op. 2, No. 3 (1796)
1. Allegro con brio
4. Allegro assai
Yet to be selected, one of the earlier Viennese pianos in the Collection.
Ludwig van Beethoven


About the Pianos
To learn a bit more about each of the pianos just click on the 1846 Streicher, or the 1840 Érard.

pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection.
The Historical Piano Study Center, 30 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA, 01430. The building is wheelchair accessible.

About the Musician
Constantine Finehouse has performed extensively in the US and abroad, including in Salzburg, Trieste, London, St. Petersburg, and Odessa. Recordings include his album with cellist Sebastian Baverstäm featuring music by Brahms and Boston composer Tony Schemmer. His 2009 solo release, "Backwards Glance," interweaves works by Brahms and Richard Beaudoin. “The Bolcom Project”, made in collaboration with his American Double partner, violinist Philip Ficsor, included an Albany Records two-CD album and a national tour with concerts in Boston, New York, Denver, Santa Barbara, Spokane, and at Yale University. Fanfare (magazine) praised the recording as “indispensable to any serious collector with an interest in later 20th-century duo repertoire for violin and piano.” Although recorded in 2014, Finehouse's recordings for Naxos Records' three-CD album of Bolcom’s piano solo works was released late in 2017, followed in 2018 by the premiere of William Bolcom's Horn Trio with Ficsor and Steven Gross, a work commissioned by the three, and a new album release, Between the Notes, with violinist, Daniel Kurganov, for Spice Classics. During the recent seasons Finehouse has performed at the Mozarteum (Salzburg), Miaskovsky Hall (Moscow Conservatory), Merkin Recital Hall, Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), and at Jordan Hall (Boston), as well as at Harvard, Yale, and Emory universities, and St. Vincent's and Elmira colleges, among others. With degrees from Juilliard and Yale, Finehouse teaches at New England Conservatory, and serves as Visiting Artist/Faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.

About the House Concerts
Our House Concerts are fundraising events, to help defray such annual expenses as replacing slate tiles on the roof, insuring the pianos, etc. 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.

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