FREDERICK HISTORICAL PIANO COLLECTION
Piano Concerts Series
Ashburnham Community Church
Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
Vita Wallace, violin
Ishmael Wallace, piano
(Click on name for Bio)
Beethoven and Two Pupils
in C (c.1810) on an original theme, for violin & piano *
* These Variations by Rudolf Johann Joseph Rainer, Archduke of Austria & Tuscany and Archbishop of Olmütz, were originally for piano, with the accompaniment of the czakan, an early 19th-century novelty instrument combining a recorder and a walking stick. Such an instrumentation was unusual, but hardly unprecedented at the time. Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert published chamber and solo repertoire for exotic instruments: the glass armonica (tuned glass bowls rotating on an axle), arpeggione (a fretted collision of the Renaissance viol with the guitar), lira organizata (Orgel-Leier, or organ hurdygurdy), Flötenuhr (organ music box), and various non-standard instruments with piano.
Rudolf of Austria & Tuscany
|Sonata in A for piano & violin||Ferdinand
Bagatelles, Op. 119 (1821-22)
in g, C, D, A, c, G, C, C, a, A, Bb
|Sonata No.10 in G for violin & piano, Op. 96 (1812)||Beethoven|
by Matthias Albani (Bozen/Bolzano), 1706
Bow after Nicolas Léonard Tourte (Paris), ca.1790, by Trevor Ewert (Wellesley, Ontario), 2004
Piano by Caspar Katholnig (Vienna), c.1805-10
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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