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

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Mark Alexander, piano
Mark Alexander, piano

A Piano Sampler

Préludes, Book 1   (1909-1910)
   No. 1 "Danseuses de Delphes"   (Delphic Dancers)
   No. 2 "Voiles
" (Veils, or Sails)
on the Blüthner piano, Leipzig, 1907
Claude Debussy

Visions fugitives (Fleeting Visions), Op. 22   (1915-1917)    
   No.   1 "Lentamente"
   No. 18 "Con una dolce lentezza"   
on the Blüthner piano, Leipzig, 1907
Sergei Prokofiev

Vier Klavierstücke (Four Piano Pieces), Op. 119   (1893)
   No. 1, Intermezzo in b
   No. 2, Intermezzo in e
on the Streicher piano, Vienna, 1871
Johannes Brahms

Le Tombeau de Couperin (The Tomb of Couperin) (1914-1917)
   Forlane (Mislead)      Allegretto
   Rigaudon      Assez vif

on the Streicher piano, Vienna, 1871
Maurice Ravel

19. Der Müller und der Bach (The Miller and the Brook)
   19th song from Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Miller) (1823)  by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
   arranged for piano solo in 1846 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
on the Érard piano, Paris, 1893

Impromptu in Eb, Op. 90, No.2
on the Érard piano, Paris, 1893
Franz Schubert

About the Pianos
To learn a bit more about each piano just click:  the 1907 Blüthnerthe 1871 Streicherthe 1893 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 Musicians
Mark Alexander is a retired computer programmer who escaped to Vermont from Silicon Valley in 2009.  He studied piano for three years as a child with Thomas LaRatta of San Mateo, California, then took a 20-year break from the piano.  When he returned to the piano he studied with Lyn Bronson of Carmel, California, and with several teachers at Sonata Piano Camp in Bennington, Vermont. Currently he studies with Annemieke McLane in Sharon, Vermont.

Since moving to Vermont, he has played a solo recital benefiting Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, and has participated in other musical events benefiting the Lympus Church in Bethel, Vermont, and the Federated Church in Rochester, Vermont.

Mark and his wife Mary Anderson have an organic farm in rural Vermont.

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.

Seating is very limited, and announcements are sometimes on very short notice. If you are interested in attending (or simply being informed by email about) an upcoming house concert it is necessary to contact the Fredericks by phone or email. See the Contact Page for details.

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