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Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4: 00 p.m.

Stephen Porter, piano Stephen Porter, piano
(Click on name for Bio)

Grieg & Debussy

Lyriske stykker (Lyric pieces)

Edvard Hagerup Grieg
1. Bk. IV, 1886-88; Op. 47, No. 3 Melodie     Allegretto
2. Bk. VI, 1890-93; Op. 57, No 1. Svundne dager (Vanished days)     Andantino
Images, Book I, L.110 (1904)

Achille-Claude Debussy
1. Reflets dans l'eau (Water reflections)
2. Hommage à Rameau
3. Mouvement
Images, Book II, L.111 (1907)
1. Cloches à travers les feuilles (Bells heard through the leaves)
2. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fût
              (And the moon descends over the temple that once was)
3. Poissons d'or (Goldfish)


Lyriske stykker 
1. Bk. I, 1866-77?; Op. 12, No. 2 Vals (Waltz)     Allegro moderato
2. Bk. III, 1886; Op. 43, No. 6 Til foråret [Til våren] (To spring)     Allegro appassionato
Préludes, Book I, L.117 (1909) Debussy
2.  Voiles (Sails; Veils)
11. La danse de Puck
10. La cathédrale engloutie (The submerged cathedral)
Préludes, Book II, L.123 (1910-12)
6. General Lavine - Eccentric
7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune (The Moonlit Public Terrace)
8. Ondine (naiad, Water nymph)
L'Isle joyeuse, L.106 (1904)    Debussy

Piano by Blüthner, Leipzig, 1877

This recital celebrates the life and invaluable work of New York pianist Joseph Smith, who was to have presented his all-Grieg lecture-recital on this date. He died unexpectedly in March. We thank Stephen Porter for stepping in for Mr. Smith on very short notice.

All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection

Ashburnham Community Church: 84 Main Street (Rte. 12) at Chapel Street, Ashburnham, MA (GPS: 42.6359, -71.9083)

Admission: $10.00 /adult (children and students, free)

The building is wheelchair accessible.

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