Concerts 2019

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BACH: ENGLISH SUITES I

Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-BACH program:

English Suite No. 1 in A Major, BWV 806 (ca. 1720)
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (ca. 1720)
Suite in F minor, BWV 823 (ca. 1715)
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (ca. 1720)

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BACH: ENGLISH SUITES II

Sunday, February 10th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-BACH program:

English Suite No. 4 in F Major, BWV 809 (ca. 1720)
English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810 (ca. 1720)
Suite in A minor, BWV 818 (ca. 1705)
English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811 (ca. 1720)

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MUSIC FOR CLARINET, BASSOON, AND PIANO

Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
Remy Taghavi, bassoon
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SAINT-SAENS – Sonata for bassoon and piano, op. 168 (1921)
POULENC – Sonata for clarinet and bassoon, FB 32a (1922)
GLINKA – Trio Pathetique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon, and piano (1827)
SCHUMANN – Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, op. 73 (1851)
BEETHOVEN – Trio in B-flat Major for piano, clarinet, and bassoon, op. 11 (1797)

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RUSSIAN MASTERWORKS FOR CELLO AND PIANO I

Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 10th, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Andrey Tchekmazov, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

RACHMANINOFF – Prelude in F Major for cello and piano, op. 2 (1892)
ARENSKY – Oriental Air for cello and piano, op. 56 (1894-1900)
MYASKOVSKY – Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor, op. 81 (1948-49)
SCHNITTKE – Musica nostalgica for cello and piano (1992)
PROKOFIEV – Sonata in C Major for cello and piano, op. 119 (1949)

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RUSSIAN REFLECTIONS I


Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 24th, 2019, at 5 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

MEDTNER – Canzona and Dance in C Major, op. 43 (1922-24)
PROKOFIEV – Violin Sonata in F minor, op. 80 (1938-1946)
AUERBACH – Preludes for violin and piano, op. 46 (1999, rev. 2003)
BORODIN – Nocturne in D Major, arr. for violin and piano (1881)
MYASKOVSKY – Violin Sonata in F Major, op. 70 (1946-47)

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WEINBERG AND HIS WORLD

Sunday, April 7th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Jessica Taskov, flute
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH – Preludes, arr. for flute and piano (1934)
MAHLER – Select Songs, arr. for flute and piano (1885)
MENDELSSOHN – Sonata in F Major, arr. for flute and piano (1838)
WEINBERG – Miniatures for flute and piano, op. 29 (1946)
PROKOFIEV – Sonata for flute and piano in D Major, op. 94 (1943)

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RUSSIAN REFLECTIONS II

Sunday, April 14th, 2019, at 5 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

RACHMANINOFF – Romance in D minor for violin and piano, op. 6 (1891)
GLAZUNOV – Meditation in D Major for violin and piano, op. 21 (1891)
MEDTNER – Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor, op. 21 (1909-10)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade melancolique, op. 26; Humoreske, op. 10 (1871-72)
STRAVINSKY – Divertimento for violin and piano (1932)

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RUSSIAN MASTERWORKS FOR CELLO AND PIANO II

 

Sunday, May 5th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Valeriya Sholokhova, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY – Nocturne from Six Morceaux, op. 19 (1873)
SHOSTAKOVICH – Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, op. 40 (1934)
ARENSKY – Romance in D Major for cello and piano, op. 56 (1894-1900)
RACHMANINOFF – Sonata in G minor for cello and piano (1901)

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RUSSIAN JEWELS FOR PIANO FOUR-HANDS

Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Yelena Grinberg, piano
Elena Kushnerova, piano

GLINKA – Capriccio on Russian themes in A Major (1834)
RUBINSTEIN – Chanson russe from 3 Characteristic Pieces, op. 9 (1854)
ARENSKY – Selections from 12 pieces for piano four-hands, op. 66 (1903)
BORODIN – Tarantella in D Major for piano four-hands (1862)
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GLINKA – Valse-Fantaisie, arr. for piano four-hands (1839, rev. 1845)
STRAVINSKY – Five Easy Pieces for piano four-hands (1917)
RACHMANINOFF – Six Morceaux for piano four-hands, op. 11 (1894)

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RUSSIAN RARITIES FOR FLUTE, VIOLA, AND PIANO

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Jessica Taskov, flute
Lev (“Ljova”) Zhurbin, viola
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SCHNITTKE – Suite in the Old Style for flute and piano (1972)
WEINBERG – Trio for flute, viola, and harp (piano) (1979)
NIKOLAEVA – Trio for flute, viola, and piano, op. 18 (1958)
ZHURBIN – Valse from opera, Doctor Zhivago, arr. for viola and piano
RUBINSTEIN – Viola Sonata in F minor, op. 49 (1855)

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RUSSIAN PIANO TRIOS

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Thursday, June 27th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Eric Silberger, violin
Valeriya Sholokhova, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

MYASKOVSKY – Cello Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12 (1911)
RACHMANINOFF – Trio elegiaque No. 1 in G minor (1892)
TCHAIKOVSKY – Valse sentimentale in F minor, op. 51, no. 6 (1880);
                        Valse-Scherzo in C Major for violin and piano, op. 34 (1877)
ARENSKY – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 32 (1894)

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MAGICAL MANDOLIN II

Sunday, July 28th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, at 7 p.m.

JOYCE RASMUSSEN BALINT, mandolin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

VIVALDI – Concerto in C Major for mandolin and keyboard, RV 425 (1725) 
BACH – Partita in B minor, BWV 1002 (ca. 1720)
TELEMANN – Sonata No. 4 in A Major for mandolin and continuo (1733)
SCARLATTI – Sonata in D minor, K. 89 & Sonata in G Major, K. 91 (ca. 1730)
PERGOLESI – Concerto in B-flat Major, arr.  for mandolin and piano (ca. 1730)
BEETHOVEN – Sonatina in C minorWoO 43a (1796) & Sonatina in C Major, WoO 44a (1796)
PAOLUCCI – Sonata in G Major for mandolin and continuo (ca. 1750)
BARTOK – Roumanian Folk Dances, arr. for mandolin and piano (1915)
CALACE – Bolero for mandolin and piano, op. 26 (ca. 1920)

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BRILLIANT BASSOON

Sunday, August 25th, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Remy Taghavi, bassoon
Yelena Grinberg, piano

VIVALDI – Bassoon Concerto in F Major, RV 491 (ca. 1730)
TELEMANN – Sonata in F minor for basson and continuo, TWV 41 (1728-29)
MOZART – Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191 (1774)
SAINT-SAENS – Sonata for bassoon and piano, op. 168 (1921)
RAVEL – Piece en forme de Habanera, arr. for bassoon and piano (1907)
DUTILLEUX – Sarabande et Cortege for bassoon and piano (1942)
BOUTRY – Interferences for bassoon and piano (1972)

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MUSIC FOR CLARINET, BASSOON, AND PIANO

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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
Remy Taghavi, bassoon
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SAINT-SAENS – Sonata for bassoon and piano, op. 168 (1921)
POULENC – Sonata for clarinet and bassoon, FB 32a (1922)
GLINKA – Trio Pathetique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon, and piano (1827)
SCHUMANN – Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, op. 73 (1851)
BEETHOVEN – Trio in B-flat Major for piano, clarinet, and bassoon, op. 11 (1797)

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PRIESTESS OF THE PIANO: Celebrating Clara Schumann at 200

Sunday, September 8th, 2019, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-Clara Schumann program:

Prelude and Fugue in G minor, op. 16 (1845)
Soirees musicales, op. 6 (1834-35)
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, op. 20 (1853)
Three Romances, op. 21 (1853-55)
Piano Sonata in G minor (1841-42)

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MAGICAL MANDOLIN II

Friday, September 13th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

JOYCE RASMUSSEN BALINT, mandolin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

VIVALDI – Concerto in C Major for mandolin and keyboard, RV 425 (1725) 
BACH – Select dances arr. for solo mandolin (ca. 1720)
TELEMANN – Sonata No. 4 in A Major for mandolin and continuo (1733) HANDEL – Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435 (1733)
SCARLATTI – Sonata in D minor, K. 89 & Sonata in G Major, K. 91 (ca. 1730)
BEETHOVEN – Sonatina in C minorWoO 43a (1796)
BRAHMS – Hungarian Dance No. 5, arr. for mandolin and piano (1869) GRIEG – Norwegian Dance, arr. for mandolin and piano (1880)
BARTOK – Roumanian Folk Dances, arr. for mandolin and piano (1915) CALACE – Bolero for mandolin and piano, op. 26 (ca. 1920)

Mozartina Musical Arts Conservatory
43 Prospect Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591

CELEBRATING CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER CIRCLE

Saturday, September 28th, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

JOACHIM – Romance in C Major for violin and piano (1855)
DIETRICH – Allegro in A minor from F.A.E. Sonata (1853) REINECKE – Deutscher Waltzer from Fantasiestucke, op. 22 (1845)
KIRCHNER – Romance und Schlummerlied for violin and piano, op. 63 (1883)
BRAHMS – Sonatensatz in C minor from F.A.E. Sonata (1853)
CLARA SCHUMANN – Three Romances for violin and piano, op. 22 (1853)
ROBERT SCHUMANN – Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, op. 121 (1851)

Bates College
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240

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CELEBRATING CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER CIRCLE I

Sunday, October 6th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

VALERIYA SHOLOKHOVA, cello YELENA GRINBERG, piano

FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Song without Words in D Major, op. 109 (1845)
FANNY MENDELSSOHN – Fantasia in G minor for cello and piano (1829)
CHOPIN – Largo from Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 65 (1846)
KIRCHNER – Select Pieces for cello and piano, op. 79 (1886)
SCHUMANN – Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, op. 70 (1849)


CLARA SCHUMANN – Romanza from Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 7 (1835)
BRAHMS – Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, op. 99 (1886)

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CELEBRATING CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER CIRCLE II

Sunday, October 20th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, at 7 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

JOACHIM – Romance in C Major for violin and piano (1855)
DIETRICH – Allegro in A minor from F.A.E. Sonata (1853) REINECKE – Deutscher Waltzer from Fantasiestucke, op. 22 (1845)
KIRCHNER – Romance und Schlummerlied for violin and piano, op. 63 (1883)
BRAHMS – Sonatensatz in C minor from F.A.E. Sonata (1853)
CLARA SCHUMANN – Three Romances for violin and piano, op. 22 (1853)
ROBERT SCHUMANN – Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, op. 121 (1851)

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PRIESTESS OF THE PIANO: CELEBRATING CLARA SCHUMANN AT 200

Monday, October 28th, 2019, at 12:30 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker and pianist

All-Clara Schumann program:

Selections from Soirees musicales, op. 6 (1834-35)
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann in F# minor, op. 20 (1853)
Romance in A minor from Three Romances, op. 21 (1853-55)
Piano Sonata in G minor (1841-42)

St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

CELEBRATING CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER CONTEMPORARIES

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

CLARA SCHUMANN – Romance in A minor, WoO (1853)
FANNY MENDELSSOHN – Adagio in E Major for violin and piano (1823)
LOUISE FARRENC – Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, op. 39 (1850)
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AMY BEACH – Romance in A Major for violin and piano, op. 23 (1893)
CECILE CHAMINADE – Capriccio in E minor, op. 18 (1890)
PAULINE VIARDOT – 6 Morceaux for violin and piano (1867)

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CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER WORLD

Sunday, November 17th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Yelena Grinberg, piano
Elena Kuschnerova, piano

SCHUBERT – March militaire in D Major for piano four-hands, D. 733 (1818)
FANNY MENDELSSOHN – Three pieces for piano four-hands (ca. 1830)
BRAHMS – Variations on a Theme by Schumann in E-flat Major, op. 23 (1861)
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CLARA SCHUMANN – March in E-flat Major for piano four-hands (1879)
ROBERT SCHUMANN – Bilder aus Osten for piano four-hands, op. 66 (1848)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Allegro brillante for piano four-hands, op. 92 (1841)

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MUSIC FOR FLUTE, CELLO, AND PIANO

Sunday, December 1st, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Jessica Taskov, flute
Valeriya Sholokhova, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

CLARA SCHUMANN – Romance in A minor, WoO (1855)
ETHEL SMYTH – Allegro moderato from Cello Sonata in A minor, op. 5 (1887)
LOUISE FARRENC – Trio in E minor for flute, cello, and piano, op. 47 (1856)
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CECILE CHAMINADE – Concertino for flute and piano in D Major, op. 107 (1902)
FANNY MENDELSSOHN – Piano Trio in D minor, op. 11 (1846)

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RUSSIAN RARITIES FOR FLUTE, VIOLA, AND PIANO

Jessica Taskov, flute
Ljova Zhurbin, viola
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SCHNITTKE – Suite in the Old Style for flute and piano (1972)
WEINBERG – Trio for flute, viola, and harp (piano) (1979)
NIKOLAEVA – Trio for flute, viola, and piano, op. 18 (1958)
ZHURBIN – Valse from opera, Doctor Zhivago, arr. for viola and piano
RUBINSTEIN – Viola Sonata in F minor, op. 49 (1855)

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New York, NY 10023

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CLARA SCHUMANN AND HER FRIENDS

Sunday, December 15th, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Eric Silberger, violin
Laura Metcalf, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

CLARA SCHUMANN – Romance No. 2 in G minor, op. 11 (1838-39) ROBERT SCHUMANN – Intermezzo in D minor for violin and piano from F.A.E. Sonata (1853)
MENDELSSOHN – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49 (1839) *** BRAHMS – Andante from Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, arr. for cello and piano (1878-1881) 
CLARA SCHUMANN – Piano Trio in G minor, op. 17 (1846)

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