Concerts 2017

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ITALIAN BACH

Saturday, January 14th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 15th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-Bach program:

Aria Variata “alla Maniera Italiana” in A minor, BWV 989 (ca. 1709)
Sonata in D Major, BWV 963 (1704)
Concerto in B minor after Giuseppe Torelli, BWV 979 (ca. 1713-14)
Toccata in G Major, BWV 911 (ca. 1717)
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 (ca. 1738)
Capriccio in E Major, BWV 993 (ca. 1710)
Fantasia and Fugue in A minor, BWV 904 (1725)

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ITALIAN ROMANCE

Saturday, January 28th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 29th, 2017, at 7 p.m.

    

PATRICIA SONEGO, soprano
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

Celebrating Claudio Monteverdi & His Circle

MONTEVERDI – Scherzi Musicali (p. 1632) – Eri gia tutta mia; Quel sguardo sdegnosetto; Quarto scherzo delle ariose vaghezze (p. 1624) – Si dolce e’l tormento; L’Arianna – Tragedia in musica (1608): Lamento d’Arianna 

STROZZI – Cantate, ariette, e duetti, op. 2: La fanciuletta semplice (Spesso per entro); Amor dormiglione 

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI – Il Pirro e Demetrio – Dramma per musica (premiered 1694): Le violette
Il Pompeo – Dramma per musica 
(premiered 1683) – O cessate di piagarmi

GIACOMELLI – Le Merope – Opera seria (premiered 1734): Sposa son disprezzata

VIVALDI – La Griselda – Drama per musica (premiered 1735) – Agitata da due venti

BELLINI – Quindici composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte (pub. posthumously in 1935); Tre ariette – No. 1 – Il fervido desiderio; No. 2 – Dolente immagine di Fille mia; No. 3 – Vaga luna che inargenti; Sei ariette – No. 2 – Vanne, o rosa fortunata; No. 4 – Almen se non poss’io; No. 5 – Per pieta, bell’idil mio; No. 6 – Ma rendi pur contento

TOSTI – La serenata (1888); A vucchella (1907); Luna d’estate (1911); L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra (1907)

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AQUARIAN GENIUSES

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 12th, 2017, at 5 p.m.



DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

MOZART – Twelve Variations in C Major on “Ah, vous dirai-je Maman,” K. 265 (1781/82)
MOZART – Fantasie in C minor, K. 475 (1785)
MENDELSSOHN – Venetian Gondola Songs in A Major and A minor (1837 / 1841)
MENDELSSOHN – Albumblatt in E minor (“Lied ohne Worte“), op. 117 (1837)
MENDELSSOHN – Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, op. 14 (1824-30)
SCHUBERT – Moment Musical No. 2 in A-flat Major, D. 780 (1827-28)
SCHUBERT – Fantasie in C Major (“Wanderer”), D. 760 (1822)

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HANDEL EXTRAVAGANZA

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 26th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

G Sharp Duo

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

Handel’s Complete Works for Violin and Keyboard

Sonata in G Major, HWV 358 (ca. 1707)

Sonata in D minor, HWV 359a (ca. 1724-26)
Sonata in A Major, HWV 361 (ca. 1724-26)
Sonata in G minor, HWV 364a (ca. 1724-26)
Sonata in G minor, HWV 368 (ca. 1724-26)
Sonata in F Major, HWV 370 (ca. 1724-26)
Sonata in A Major, HWV 372 (ca. 1724-26)
Sonata in E Major, HWV 373 (ca. 1724-26)
Sonata in D Major, HWV 371 (ca. 1751)

Allegro in C minor, HWV 408 (ca. 1724-26)
Andante in A minor, HWV 412 (ca. 1724-26)

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ITALIAN MASTERWORKS FOR CELLO & PIANO

Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 12th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

   
SEAN KATSUYAMA, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

LOCATELLI – Sonata in D Major for cello and continuo, op. 6 (1737)
VIVALDI – Sonata in E minor for cello and continuo, RV 40 (1740)

BOCCHERINI – Sonata for cello and piano in G Major, G. 5 (1766)
PAGANINI – Variazioni di Bravura on one string on a Theme by Rossini (1819)
RESPIGHI – Adagio con Variazioni for cello and piano (1921)
STRAVINSKY – Suite Italienne for cello and piano (1932)

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BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

Saturday, March 25th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 26th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

   

YELENA GRINBERG, piano
MEI-TING SUN, piano

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046 (1720)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 (1720)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 (1720)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049 (1720)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 (1720)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051 (1720)

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ITALIAN TREASURES FOR FLUTE AND PIANO

Sunday, April 9th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

 

JESSE HAN, flute
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

VIVALDI – Flute Concerto in D Major (“Il Gardellino“), RV 428 (1728)
MARCELLO – Sonata in F Major for flute and keyboard, op. 2 (1712)
PERGOLESI – Flute Concerto in G Major (ca. 1730s)
MERCANDANTE – Flute Concerto in E minor, op. 57 (1813)
ROTA – Pezzi facili for flute and piano (1972)
POPP – Fantasie on Verdi’s Rigoletto for flute and piano, op. 335 (1851)

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ITALIAN MASTERWORKS FOR VIOLIN AND KEYBOARD I

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

IVALDI – Sonata in F Major for violin and keyboard (ca. 1720/1730)
TARTINI – Sonata in A Major for violin and keyboard (“Pastorale”) (1731)
GEMINIANI – Sonata in C minor for violin and keyboard (1739)
SCARLATTI – Sonata in D minor, K. 89; Sonata in D Major (“Chasse”), K. 96 (ca. 1730s)
CORELLI – Sonata No. 12 in D minor for violin and keyboard (“La Folia“), op. 5 (1700)
ROTA – Improvviso for violin and piano (“Un diavolo sentimentale“) (1969)
RESPIGHI – Violin Sonata in B minor (1917)

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MUSIC FOR CLARINET, CELLO, AND PIANO

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 7th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

        

VASCO DUKOVSKI, clarinet
PAUL BRANTLEY, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BOCCHERINI – Sonata in C Major for cello and piano, G. 6 (ca. 1768)
BRAHMS – Sonata in E-flat Major for clarinet and piano, op. 120, no. 2 (1894)
BRUCH – Nachtgesang (“Nocturne”) for clarinet, viola / cello, and piano, op. 83 (1910)
BEETHOVEN – Trio in E-flat Major for clarinet, cello, and piano, op. 38 (1803)

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MUSIC FOR CLARINET, CELLO, AND PIANO

Sunday, May 14th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

        

VASKO DUKOVSKI, clarinet
PAUL BRANTLEY, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BOCCHERINI – Sonata in C Major for cello and piano, G. 6 (ca. 1768)
BRAHMS – Sonata in E-flat Major for clarinet and piano, op. 120, no. 2 (1894)
BRUCH – Nachtgesang (“Nocturne”) for clarinet, viola / cello, and piano, op. 83 (1910)
BEETHOVEN – Trio in E-flat Major for clarinet, cello, and piano, op. 38 (1803)

The Roerich Museum
319 West 107th Street
New York, NY 10025

FREE admission

 

ITALIAN MASTERWORKS FOR VIOLIN AND KEYBOARD II

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at 7 p.m.

    

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

PERGOLESI – Sonata in G Major for violin and keyboard (1730)
BOCCHERINI – Sonata No. 5 in G minor for violin and keyboard, G. 29 (1768)
PAGANINI – Sonata in A Major for violin and piano (1830)
ROSSINI – Un mot a Paganini: Elegie for violin and piano (1860)
RESPIGHI – Six Pieces for violin and piano (1901-02)
STRAVINSKY – Suite after themes, fragments, and pieces by Pergolesi (1933)

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BRAHMS & DVORAK: A MUSICAL FRIENDSHIP II

Sunday, June 4th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

* Pre-salon talk by Dr. Michael Musgrave, Professor of Music at The Juilliard School

      

KEIKO TOKUNAGA, violin
SEAN KATSUYAMA, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

DVORAK – Trio in F minor for piano, violin, and cello op. 65 (1883)
BRAHMS – Trio in C Major for piano, violin, and cello, op. 87 (1882)

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ITALIAN SPLENDOR

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 25th, 2017, at 5 p.m.



DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

FRESCOBALDI – Partita Sopra Passacaglia in D minor (1637)
SCARLATTI – Select Keyboard Sonatas (ca. 1730s)
GALUPPI –  Keyboard Sonata in D Major (ca. 1750s)
CLEMENTI – Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor, op. 25, no. 2 (1790)
MENDELSSOHN – Venetian Gondola Song in F-sharp minor, op. 30, no. 6 (1833-34)
CHOPIN – Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60 (1845-46)
LISZT – Venezia e Napoli, S. 159 (1838-40)

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A SUMMER EVENING FOR HARP & PIANO

Sunday, August 13th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Monday, August 14th, 2017, at 7 p.m.

   

MELANIE GENIN, harp
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BOCCHERINI – Introduction & Fandango from Guitar Quintet in D Major, G. 448 (1798)
MOZART – Larghetto and Allegro for harp and piano (1781/82)
DUSSEK – Duet for Harp and Piano in E-flat Major (1797)
DEBUSSY – Danse sacrée et danse profane (1904)
ALBENIZ – Granada from Suite Espagnole, arr. for harp and piano (1886)
GRANADOS – Oriental and Andalusia from Danzas españolas (1890)
RAVEL – Introduction and Allegro, arr. for harp and piano (1905)

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THE JEWELS OF THE SPANISH BAROQUE

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 10th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, pianist & speaker

DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685-1757)

Sonata in C Major, K. 420
Sonata in F minor, K. 239
Sonata in G Major, K. 146
Sonata (“Aria”) in D minor, K. 32
Sonata in D Major, K. 491
Sonata in G Minor, K. 450
Sonata in D Major (“La Chasse“), K. 96

CARLOS DE SEIXAS (1704-1742)

Sonata in C Major
Sonata in C Minor
Menuet in F Minor
Toccata in F minor
Sonata in D minor
Sonata in G minor

* Intermission *

ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783)

Sonata in A Major
Sonata in C-sharp minor
Sonata in F-sharp Major
Sonata in G minor
Sonata in D Major
Fandango in D minor

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THE JEWELS OF THE SPANISH BAROQUE

Friday, September 15th, 2017, at 6 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, pianist & speaker

DOMENICO SCARLATTI (1685-1757)

Sonata in C Major, K. 420
Sonata in F minor, K. 239
Sonata in G Major, K. 146
Sonata (“Aria”) in D minor, K. 32
Sonata in D Major, K. 491
Sonata in G Minor, K. 450
Sonata in D Major, K. 96

CARLOS DE SEIXAS (1704-1742)

Sonata in C Major
Sonata in C minor
Menuet in F Minor
Toccata in F minor
Sonata in D minor
Sonata in G minor

* Intermission *

ANTONIO SOLER (1729-1783)

Sonata in A Major
Sonata in C-sharp minor
Sonata in F-sharp Major
Sonata in G minor
Sonata in D Major
Fandango in D minor

Private Home Residence in Princeton, NJ

 

SOUNDS OF SPAIN I

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 22nd, at 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 23rd, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 24th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

G Sharp Duo

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

SCARLATTI – Sonata in D minor for violin and keyboard (ca. 1739)
SOLER – Sonata de El Escorial in D Major for violin and keyboard (date unknown)
BOCCHERINI – Sonata in B-flat Major for violin and keyboard, G. 27 (ca. 1768)
TURINA – Sonata No. 1 in D minor for violin and piano, op. 51 (1929)
GRANADOS – Tres Preludios (1913); Romanza for violin and piano (1913)
NIN – Seguida Española for violin and piano (1929)
MOMPOU – Altitud for violin and piano (1926)
FALLA – Suite populaire Espagnole for violin and piano (1925)

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SPANISH SERENADES

Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 15th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

    

PATRICIA SONEGO, soprano
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

GRANADOS – Colección de tonadillas: escritas en estilo antiguo (1912)
MARIN – Tonos – Ojos pues me desdeñais (ca. 1660)
SOR – Muchacha y la verguenza
RODRIGO – Cuatro madrigales amatorios inspirados en música Española del sigolo XVI (1947)
MISON – Tonadilla, Seguidilla dolorosa de una enamamorada (ca. 1757)
VIVES – Canciones epigramaticas – Oyeme tu retrato, Niña Isabella (1915)
GURIDI – Seis canciones Castellanos (1939)
TURINA – Poema en forma canciones, op. 19 – iii. Cantares (1917)
MONTSALVATGE – Canciones para niños – IV. Canción tonta (1953)
TOLDRA – Abril (1920)
FALLA – Siete canciones populares Españolas (1914-15)
GRANADOS – Colleccion de canciones amatorias (1915)

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SPANISH FIREWORKS

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 29th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

BEN CAPPS, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BOCCHERINI – Sonata No. 6 in A Major for cello and keyboard, G. 4 (1772)
GRANADOS – Madrigal for cello and piano (1915)
TURINA – Polimnia (Nocturno) from Las Musas de Andalusia, op. 93 (1942)
FALLA – Suite populaire espagnola for cello and piano
CASSADO – Suite for Solo Cello (1926)
HALFFTER – Canzone e pastorella for cello and piano (1934)
CASSALS – Song of the Birds for cello and piano (1971)
MOMPOU – El Pont (“The Bridge”) for cello and piano (1947)
PIAZZOLA – Le Grand Tango for cello and piano (1982)

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SOUNDS OF SPAIN II


Friday, November 3rd, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 4th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 5th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

G Sharp Duo

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

GRANADOS – Violin Sonata (1914)
TURINA – Violin Sonata No. 2 (“Sonata española“)op. 82 (1934)
CASSADO – Violin Sonata in D minor (1926)
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ALBENIZ – Tango, arr. for violin and piano
MOSZKOWSKI – Bolero from Five Spanish Dances for violin and piano
SARASATE – Zapateado from Spanish Dances for violin and piano, op. 23
GRANADOS – Andaluza from Danzas españolas
RAVEL – Vocalise-Etude en forme de Habanera for violin and piano
FALLA – Danza española from La Vida Breve, arr. for violin and piano
ERNESTO HALFFTER – Danza de la Gitane
PIAZZOLLA – Histoire du Tango for violin and piano

Nov. 5th – Grinberg Classical Salon Series
Nov. 3rd / Nov. 4th – The Metropolitan Museum, Balcony Bar

 

DANZAS ESPAÑOLAS

Saturday, November 18th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 19th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

YELENA GRINBERG, piano
ELENA KUSHNEROVA, piano

MOSZKOWSKI – Five Spanish Dances for piano four-hands, op. 21 (1876)
FALLA – Select Danzas Españolas from La Vida Breve (1904-13)
RAVEL – Rapsodie Espagnole, arr. for piano four-hands (1907-08)
SARASATE – Spanish Dances, op. 21 (1878)
CHABRIER – España: Rapsodie pour orchestre, arr. for piano four-hands (1883)
MOMPOU – Comptines (1926-43)
GLINKA – Capriccio brilliante: Jota aragonesa, arr. for piano four-hands by Balakirev (1845)

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CELEBRATING GRANADOS AND HIS CIRCLE

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, pianist & speaker

PASQUINI – Partite sopra la Aria della Folia d’Espagne (ca. 1680)
SCARLATTI – Sonata in D Major, K. 119 (ca. 1739)

SOLER – Sonata in D minor, R. 15 (date unknown)
MATEO ALBENIZ – Sonata in D Major (ca. 1790)
DEBUSSY – La puerta del vino from Preludes, Book II (1912-13)
ALBENIZ – Iberia, Book II (1907)
GRANADOS – Selections from Danzas Españolas (1890)
GRANADOS – Valses poéticos (1899)
GRANADOS – Selections from Goyescas (1911)

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SPANISH PIANO TRIOS

Sunday, December 17th, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, at 7 p.m.

       

ERIC SILBERGER, violin
BEN CAPPS, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

GRANADOS – Piano Trio in C Major, op. 50 (1895)
TURINA – Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, op. 76 (1933)
HALFFTER – Hommages: petite suite pour trio (1922)
CASSADO – Piano Trio in C Major (1926 / 29)

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