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Dear Friends!

I am delighted to be hosting the 5th year – and 10th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, in revival of the old European tradition of Hausmusik in an intimate domestic setting. 

This Fall, I am thrilled to curate a series of unique Grieg-themed salons in celebration of the 175th birthday of Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) – a leading Norwegian Romantic composer, pianist, conductor, writer, and humanist who said: “One must first be a human being. All true Art grows out of that which is distinctively human.” How very true!

Before the launch of the Grieg season, on Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at 5 p.m. & Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, at 7 p.m., I will present my solo lecture-performance – Fantastical Bach – showcasing all seven of Bach’s brilliant and rarely-played Toccatas, BWV 910-916, which testify to young Bach’s quirky, spontaneous stilus phantasticus. At the end of this month – on Sunday, September 30th, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, October 3rd, at 7 p.m. – don’t miss the very first Grieg-inspired salon of the season, Celebrating Grieg and his Circle I, that I will perform with violinist, Emilie-Anne Gendron, as part of our G-Sharp Duo, followed by Celebrating Grieg and His Circle II on October 14/18. This Season, I am pleased to pair up with a young and charismatic cellist, Sebastian Stoger, for a memorable evening of Romantic Masterworks for Cello and Piano on October 28/31, which will include Grieg’s dramatic Cello Sonata in A minor, op. 36. Then, on November 7/11, I invite you to join me and the fabulous flutist, Jessica Taskov, for an enchanting exploration of Grieg and His Worldwhich will include Carl Reinecke’s captivating Sonata in E minor for flute and piano (“Undine“) – one of the most significant works in the flute-piano repertoire of the Romantic era. And, on November 18/21, don’t miss my solo lecture-performance in tribute to Grieg at His Greatestfeaturing some of his finest works for solo piano, including his Neo-Baroque Holberg Suite, his impassioned Piano Sonata in E minor, and a kaleidoscopic array of his Lyric Pieces. Grieg’s characterful Norwegian Dances will follow in a scintillating showcase of Dazzling Dances for Piano Four-Hands on December 1/2, for which I will be joined by a terrific fellow Russian pianist, Elena Kushnerova. And you sure don’t want to miss the grand SEASON FINALE on December 16/19 – Grieg and His Friends – featuring Niels Gade’s unjustly overlooked Trio in F Major, op. 42 and Schumann’s fiery and seldom-played Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, op. 110, alongside Mendelssohn’s elegiac Violin Sonata in F minor, op. 4, written when he was a 16-year-old prodigy, and Grieg’s soulful Allegretto in E Major from Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, in Grieg’s own arrangement for cello and piano. To preview the complete Fall 2018 salon calendar, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you at these not-to-be-missed salons in celebration of Edvard Grieg and his circle!

 

Best wishes,

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, founder and the artistic director of Grinberg Classical Salon Series

PS: To be added to the salon email guestlist and / or to be considered to perform in the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, please contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com or sign up here.

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Fall 2018 Season: 

 

FANTASTICAL BACH

Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, at 7 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-Bach Program:

Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 (ca. 1707-1714)
Toccata in F-sharp minor, BWV 910 (ca. 1707-1714)
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 (1707-1714)
Toccata in G Major, BWV 916 (1707-1714)
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 (1707-1714)
Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 (1707-1714)
Toccata in D Major, BWV 912 (1707-1714)

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CELEBRATING GRIEG AND HIS CIRCLE I

Sunday, September 30th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, at 7 p.m.

 

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

SCHUBERT – Violin Sonata No. 3 in G minor, D.408 (1816-17)
BRAHMS – Sonata No. 1 in G Major for violin and piano, op. 78 (1878-79)
SIBELIUS – Berceuse and Danse caracteristique, op. 79 (1915-17)
SVENDSEN – Romance in G Major for violin and piano, op. 26 (1881)
GRIEG – Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, op. 13 (1867)

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CELEBRATING GRIEG AND HIS CIRCLE II

Sunday, October 14th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018, at 7 p.m.

  

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

MENDELSSOHN – Violin Sonata in F Major (1820)
PART – Fratres for violin and piano (1977)
SCHUMANN – Sonata No. 1 in A minor for violin and piano, op. 105 (1851)
GADE – Fantasiestucke for violin and piano, op. 43 (1864)
GRIEG – Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, op. 43 (1887)

BUY TICKETS for Sunday, October 14th, at 5 p.m.
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ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS FOR CELLO & PIANO

Sunday, October 28th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, at 7 p.m.

  

SEBASTIAN STOGER, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BEETHOVEN – Sonata No. 4 in C Major for cello and piano, op. 102 (1815)
SCHUBERT – Sonata in A minor for arpeggione (cello) and piano, D. 821 (1824)
DVORAK – Polonaise in A Major for cello and piano (1879)
GRIEG – Sonata in A minor for cello and piano, op. 36 (1882-83)

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GRIEG AND HIS WORLD

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 11th, 2018, at 5 p.m.

     

JESSICA TASKOV, flute
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

SCHUMANN – Drei Romanzen, op. 94 (1849)
GADE – Ballade from Fantasiestucke, op. 43 (1864)
REINECKE – Sonata in E minor for flute and piano (“Undine”), op. 167 (1882)
DVORAK – Romance in F minor, op. 11 (1879)
GRIEG – Sonata in F Major, op. 8 (1865)

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GRIEG AT HIS GREATEST

Sunday, November 18th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, at 7 p.m.

 

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-Grieg program:

Holberg Suite, op. 40 (1884)
Piano Sonata in E minor, op. 7 (1865)

Select Lyric Pieces, op. 12-17 (1867-1901)

BUY TICKETS for Sunday, November 18th, at 5 p.m.
BUY TICKETS for Wednesday, November 21st, at 7 p.m.

 

DAZZLING DANCES FOR PIANO FOUR-HANDS

Saturday, December 1st, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, at 5 p.m.

  

YELENA GRINBERG, piano
ELENA KUSHNEROVA, piano

SCHUBERT – Four Polonaises for piano four-hands, D. 599 (1818)
SCHUMANN – Select Ballszenen for piano four-hands, op. 109 (1851)
BRAHMS – Select Liebeslieder Waltzes for piano four-hands, op. 52 (1868)
DVORAK – Select Slavonic Dances for piano four-hands, op. 72 (1886)
GRIEG – Norwegian Dances for piano four-hands, op. 35 (1880)

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GRIEG AND HIS FRIENDS

Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, at 7 p.m.

      

NATHAN MELTZER, violin
SEBASTIAN STOGER, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

MENDELSSOHN – Violin Sonata in F minor, op. 4 (1825)
GADE – Piano Trio in F Major, op. 42 (1864)
GRIEG – Allegretto in E Major for cello and piano (1887)
SCHUMANN – Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, op. 110 (1851)

BUY TICKETS for Sunday, December 16th, 2018, at 5 p.m.
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