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Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church

Sunday, October 28 , 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Yuan Sheng, piano    Yuan Sheng, piano

Kinderszenen,  Op. 15   (1838)

Robert Schumann
1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (in G)  Of foreign lands and people
2. Kuriose Geschichte (in D) An odd tale
3. Hasche-Mann (in b) Blind man’s buff
4. Bittendes Kind (in D) Pleading child
5. Glückes genug (in D) Happy enough
6. Wichtige Begebenheit (in A) An important event
7. Träumerei (in F) Dreaming
8. Am Kamin (in F) At the hearth
9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (in C) Hobbyhorse knight
10. Fast zu ernst (in g#) Almost too serious
11. Fürchtenmachen (in G) Intimidating
12. Kind im Einschlummern (in e) Child falling asleep
13. Der Dichter spricht (in G) The poet speaks
Davidsbündlertänze,  Op. 6   (1837; revised 1850)
1. Lebhaft (in G)   Lively     Florestan and Eusebius
2. Innig (in b)   Heartfelt     Eusebius
3. Mit Humor (in G)   Humorously     Florestan
4. Ungeduldig (in b)   Impatiently     Florestan
5. Einfach (in D)   Simply     Eusebius
6. Sehr rasch (in d)   Very Quickly     Florestan
7. Nicht schnell (in g)   Not fast     Eusebius
8. Frisch   Briskly (in c)     Florestan
9. Lebhaft   Lively (in C)      Florestan
10. Balladenmäßig, sehr rasch (in d, D)   As in a ballad, very fast     Florestan
11. Einfach (in b, D)   Simply     Eusebius
12. Mit Humor (in b, e, E)   Humorously    Florestan
13. Wild und lustig (in b, B)   Wildly and playfully     Florestan und Eusebius
14. Zart und singend (in Eb)   Tenderly     Eusebius 
15. Frisch  (in Bb)   Briskly  –  Etwas bewegter (in Eb)   Something more moving     Florestan and Eusebius
16. Mit gutem Humor (in G)   In good humor   attached to No. 17
17. Wie aus der Ferne (in B, b)   As if from afar  with repetition of No.2  Florestan and Eusebius
18. Nicht schnell (in C)   Not Fast     Eusebius


Carnaval,  Op.9   (1833-35)
1. Préambule (in Ab major)  (Preamble)   
2. Pierrot (in Eb major)  (Pierrot)   
3. Arlequin (in Bb major)  (Harlequin)  
4. Valse noble (in Bb major)  (Noble Waltz)  
5. Eusebius (in Eb major)  (Eusebius)  
6. Florestan (in G minor)  (Florestan)  
7. Coquette (in Bb major)  (Coquette)  
8. Réplique (in Bb major)  (Replica)  
9. Papillons (in Bb major)  (Butterflies)  
10. Lettres dansantes (in Eb major)  (Dancing Letters)  
11. Chiarina (in C minor)  (Chiarina)  
12. Chopin (in Ab major)  (Chopin)  
13. Estrella (in F minor)  (Estrella)  
14. Reconnaissance (in Ab major)  (Recognition)  
15. Pantalon et Colombine (in F minor)  (Pantalon et Colombine)  
16. Valse allemande (in Ab major)  (German Waltz)  
17. Paganini (in F minor-Ab major)  (Paganini)  
18. Aveu (in Db major)  (Confession)  
19. Promenade (in Ab major)  (Promenade)  
20. Pause (in Ab major)  (Pause)  and  21. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins (in Ab major)  (The League of David's March against the Philistines)  

Piano by J.B. Streicher, Vienna, 1846.

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)

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The building is wheelchair accessible.

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