Grinberg Classical Salon Series

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Dear Friends!

I am delighted to host the 5th Season of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, in revival of the elegant European tradition of Hausmusik in an intimate and enlightening private setting. 

Forthcoming this Fall, I am thrilled to curate a series of festive Spanish-themed salons in celebration of the 150th birthday of Enrique Granados (1867-1916) – a notable Spanish pianist-composer at the turn of the 20th century who pioneered a uniquely Spanish style and was of great influence on Manuel de Falla and Pablo Cassals, two other important Spanish composers who followed in his footsteps.

The Fall 2017 salon season will open on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, at 7 p.m. & Sunday, September 10th, 2017, at 5 p.m. with my solo keyboard program – THE JEWELS OF THE SPANISH BAROQUE – in which I will explore some of the most sizzling Spanish-flavored sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti alongside the seldom-heard gems by Carlos Seixas and Antonio Soler. Later in the Season, don’t miss my two-part series – Sounds of Spain – with violinist, Emilie-Anne Gendron, on Sept. 20/24 & Nov. 1/5; a program of poignant and passionate Spanish Romances with coloratura soprano, Patricia Sonego, on Oct. 14/15; a dazzling cello-piano program, Spanish Fireworks, with cellist Ben Capps on Oct. 25/29; a delightful collection of Danzas espanolas for piano four-hands with fellow pianist, Elena Kushnerova, on Nov. 15/19; my solo lecture-performance in tribute to Enrique Granados and His Circle on Dec. 3/6; and the magnificent Spanish Piano Trios by Granados, Turina, and Casado with violinist, Eric Silberger, and cellist, Ben Capps, to cap off the Season on Dec. 17/20. To preview the complete Fall 2017 salon calendar and to purchase tickets, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you at these impassioned Spanish-themed salons!

Enjoy the Fall,

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.

To read the West Side Spirit article on the Grinberg Classical Salon Series – “Live from the Living Room” – click here.

 

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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 (1768)
ALBENIZ – Tango from Espana, arr. for cello and piano
GRANADOS – Madrigal for cello and piano
FALLA – Suite populaire espagnola for cello and piano
CASSALS – Sont of the Birds for cello and piano
TURINA – Polimnia for cello and piano
MOMPOU – El Pont for cello and piano
CASSADO – Sonata in A Major for cello and piano
HALFFTER – Canzone e pastorella
PIAZZOLA – Tango for cello and piano

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SOUNDS OF SPAIN II

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 5th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

G Sharp Duo

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

GRANADOS – Violin Sonata (1914)
MOMPOU – Elegia for violin and piano (1925)
TURINA – Sonata No. 2 (“Sonata española“) for violin and piano

* Intermission *

MOSZKOWSKI – Spanish Dances for violin and piano
ALBENIZ – Three Spanish Dances for violin and piano
GRANADOS – Danzas española
RAVEL – Habanera for violin and piano

FALLA – Danza española, arr. for violin and piano
CASSADO – Dance of the Green Devil for violin and piano
ERNESTO HALFFTER – Danza de la Gitane
PIAZZOLA – Histoire du Tango for violin and piano

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DANZAS ESPAÑOLAS FOR PIANO FOUR-HANDS

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 19th, 2017, at 5 p.m.

  

YELENA GRINBERG, piano
ELENA KUSHNEROVA, piano

BOCCHERINI – Minuet in A Major from String Quintet in E Major (1771)
SOR – Selected Waltzes, op. 17 (ca. 1810-1820)
GLINKA – Jota aragonesa, arr. for piano four-hands by Balakirev (1845)
SARASATE – Spanish Dances, op. 21 (1878)
MOSZKOWSKI – Five Spanish Dances (1876)
ALBENIZ – Tango (1890)
GRANADOS – Danzes Españolas, arr. for piano four-hands by Ravel (1890)
DE FALLA – Danzas Españolas (1904-13)
TURINA – Danzas andaluzas (1912)
MOMPOU – Danza from Pessebres (1914-17)
HALFFTER – Valse from 3 Piezas infantiles (1919)
PIAZZOLA – Libertango (1974)

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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)
FREIXANET Sonata in A Major (ca. 1760)
SOLER – Sonata in D minor (date unknown)
MATEO ALBENIZ – Sonata in D Major (ca. 1790)
DEBUSSY – La puerta del vino from Preludes, Book II (1912-13)
RAVEL – Alborada del grazioso from Miroirs (1904-05)
LISZT – Rhapsodie Espagnole (1863)
GRANADOS – Select Danzas españolas (1890); Select 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 (1933)
HALFFTER – Piano Trio Hommages: petite suite pour trio (1922)
CASSADO – Piano Trio in C Major (1926 / 29)

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