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A House Concert 
at the
Historical Piano Study Center

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Jamie Goodnow and Julia Bady, piano duo    Julia Bady, piano
(Click on name for Bio)
Jamie Goodnow, piano
(Click on name for Bio)

Legends, Opus 59   (1880-’81)
on the 1871 Streicher piano, Vienna
Antonin Dvořák
(1841 – 1904)
1. No. 1 in D minor
2. No. 6 in C-sharp minor
3. No. 3 in G minor
4. No.8 in F major
5. No. 10 in B-flat minor
Fantasie in F-minor,  D. 940  (1828)
on the c.1830 Tröndlin piano, Leipzig
Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)
Liebeslieder Waltzer, Opus 52a  (1868) 
on the Streicher piano, Vienna, 1871
Johannes Brahms
(1833 – 1897)

About the Pianos
The 1871 Streicher piano is from the same fourth-generation maker, and the same vintage, as Brahms’s own piano for the last twenty-five years of his life. The clarity of its bass tones serves Brahms’s music better than the thicker basses of most modern overstrung pianos. The single-escapement action, with its fewer moving parts, gives the performer a feeling of direct finger contact with the hammers on the strings.
Built after the deaths of Beethoven and Schubert, the c. 1830 Tröndlin piano with its six-plus octaves, CC to g4, is reasonably appropriate for their music. The hammers are still very small and light, and the sound is released so cleanly that tempo markings physically difficult to observe and muddled-sounding on a later piano, are quite feasible here. There are three pedals: una corda, moderator, and damper. The serpentine-curve case, veneered with repeated crotch mahogany pattern, is a Biedermeier furniture style seen from the 18-’teens to the early 1830s. Light wood inlay decoration of lyres and vines surround the keywell. The sinuous, tapered legs are square in cross-section. Tröndlin, whose designs are of the Viennese piano building type, was supplier of grand pianos to Leipzig's Gewandhaus concert hall until 1860. Robert and Clara Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn spoke highly of Tröndlin pianos.

All 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 Musicians
Julia Bady is a concert pianist and piano teacher based in Greenfield, MA. She has performed chamber and solo concerts in many venues throughout New England and NY, including Smith College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Eaglebrook School, Memorial Hall Museum in Old Deerfield, MA, Riverside Church in NYC, and Harvard University. She has many self-produced CD s and has had her performances aired on WCRB, Boston and on New England Public Radio, Amherst, MA.  Ms. Bady was a semi-finalist with flutist Susan Thomas in the Concert Artist Guild Competition in NYC.

A co-founder of several performing chamber music groups, Ms. Bady has collaborated with many singers, including soprano Kathleen Shimeta, and enjoys collaborating with tenor Irwin Reese, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera. She takes great pleasure in her piano partnership with Jamie Goodnow.
Ms. Bady teaches piano at her studio in Greenfield, MA and long-distance, via Skype. She is a certified Associate of the Golandsky Piano Institute for the wonderful Taubman Approach, which promotes fluid playing and musical artistry at the piano, as well as helping musicians prevent and overcome injury and fatigue.

Please visit Ms. Bady’s website, , for more information, including numerous audio and video clips from past performances.
Concert pianist, accompanist and teacher Jamie Goodnow lives in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Goodnow has enjoyed the honor of performing throughout New England and New York as a soloist and chamber musician. He also works as an accompanist for numerous area Chorales including, The South Hadley Chorale; Mak’hela, the Jewish Choir of Western Massachusetts; and has played for the Amherst College Concert Choir. Mr. Goodnow has been Music Director at Holy Family Parish in South Deerfield for over two decades.

Over the years, Mr. Goodnow has also had the privilege of working both as a teacher and as a chamber music and vocal coach throughout Western Massachusetts area High Schools and the “Five Colleges”. Beyond working with students on technique and musicality, Mr. Goodnow’s main mission in teaching and coaching is training students to approach performance in a positive and joy-filled manner. He currently teaches advanced piano study on the faculty at the Northfield Mount Hermon school.

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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