Grinberg Classical Salon Series

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Dear Friends!

I am thrilled to be hosting the 6th year – and 12th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, reviving the old and elegant European tradition of Hausmusik.

Clara Schumann (1819-1896) was one of the most venerable musicians of the Romantic era, a child prodigy, a celebrated virtuoso pianist whose career spanned seven decades, an imaginative composer, a meticulous editor, the beloved muse and wife of Robert Schumann, a dedicated mother of eight children, an influential teacher, and a great inspiration to so many of her contemporaries, including Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Thalberg, Rubinstein, and most importantly her close life-long friend (if not lover!), Johannes Brahms. 

This Fall, don’t miss eight, one-of-a-kind salons in celebration of the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann and the composers within her circle, including (unjustly) little-known music by her female contemporaries, with works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Pauline Viardot, Cecile Chaminade, Ethel Smyth, and Amy Beach.

To preview the upcoming Fall 2019 salon schedule and to purchase tickets, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you all this Fall!

With 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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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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MUSICAL LOVE TRIANGLE

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, at 5 p.m.

    

PATRICIA SONEGO, soprano
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

Love songs by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896)

Sechs Lieder, op. 13 (1842-44) – Nos. 3-6
Sechs Lieder aus “Jucunde”, op. 23 (1853) – Nos. 1, 2, 5
Without Opus Number (WoO) (1843)
Select Lieder, op. 12 (1841) – Nos. 2, 4, 11

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856) 

Myrthen, op. 25 (1840) – Nos. 1, 3, 7 
Liederkreis, op. 39 (1840) – Nos. 3, 5
Lieder-Album fur die Jungend, op. 79 (1849) – No. 23
Minnespiel, op. 101 (1849) – No. 4

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)

Select Lieder, op. 70 (1875-77) – Nos. 2, 3
Select Lieder, op. 71 (1877) – Nos. 3, 5
Select Lieder, op. 72 (1877) – Nos. 1, 3, 4

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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)
SCHUMANN – Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, op. 70 (1849)
KIRCHNER – Select Pieces for cello and piano, op. 79 (1886)
CHOPIN – Introduction and Polonaise Brillante for cello and piano, op. 3 (1829)
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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)
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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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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)
FRANZ LISZT – Nocturne in E Major after Petrarch Sonnet 104, arr. for piano four-hands (1850)
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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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)
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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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