Salons 2021

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Dear Friends!

I am thrilled to be hosting the 7th year – and 14th Season! – of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series on New York’s Upper West Side, reviving the old and elegant European tradition of Hausmusik.


There are and always will be a thousand princes but there is only one Beethoven,” said Beethoven of himself. Indeed, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was one of the greatest giants and geniuses of all time whose immortal Music continues to enrich our lives to this very day, gripping for its raw emotionality, energetic rhythmic drive, bold innovation, extraordinary beauty, philosophical profundity, wit and humor.

Forthcoming in 2021, don’t miss a yearlong series of one-of-a-kind salons in belated celebration of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven and the composers in his close circle, including works by J. S. Bach, Handel, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Hummel, Weber, Kuhlau, Czerny, Schubert, Fanny Mendelssohn, Louise Farrenc, Felix Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Bruch, Saint-Saens, Strauss, and others.

To preview the upcoming Winter / Spring 2021 salons, scroll down below.

Looking forward to seeing you all for the grand celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven!!!

Warmest wishes for a healthy and happy New Year,

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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Yelena Grinberg Rescues Rare Classical Treasures from ObscurityNew York Music Daily – June 4th, 2019

Live from the Living Room  – West Side Spirit – February 4th, 2015

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SUPPORT GRINBERG CLASSICAL SALON SERIES 

RARE BACH: Fantasies, Preludes and Fugues

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, speaker & pianist

All-Bach program –

12 Little Preludes, BWV 924-925 / 933-938 (ca. 1717-20)
Prelude in B minor, BWV 923 (ca. 1725)
Fugue on the Theme by Albinoni in B minor, BWV 951 (1712)
Fugue on the Theme by Albinoni in A Major, BWV 950 (1710)
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894 (ca. 1715-25)
6 Little Preludes, BWV 939-943, BWV 999 (ca. 1717-20)
Fantasie doubus subiectis in G minor, BWV 917 (ca. 1710)
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906 (ca. 1738)
Prelude and Fughetta in F Major, BWV 901 (ca. 1730)
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 (ca. 1720)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

AQUARIAN GENIUS II

Sunday, February 7th, 2021, at 5 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SCHUBERT – Violin Sonata No. 3 in G minor (“Sonatina”), D. 386 (1816)
MOZART – Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 378 (1781)
MENDELSSOHN – Early Pieces for violin and piano (1820)
MENDELSSOHN – Violin Sonata in F Major (1838)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

BACH AND BEYOND III

Sunday, February 28th, 2021, at 5 p.m.

ANDY LIN, viola
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BACH – Sonata in D Major for viola de gamba and keyboard, BWV 1028 (ca. 1730)
SCHUMANN – Marchenbilder (“Fairy-Tale Pictures”) for viola and piano, op. 113 (1851)
JOACHIM – Romanze in C Major for viola and piano (1855)
FUCHS – Viola Sonata in D minor, op. 86 (1899)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

BEETHOVEN AND HIS WORLD

Sunday, March 14th, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 21st, 2021, at 5 p.m.

YELENA GRINBERG, piano
ELENA KUSHNEROVA, piano

BEETHOVEN – Sonata in D Major for piano four-hands, op. 6 (1797)
MOZART – Sonata in C Major for piano four-hands, K. 521 (1787)
BEETHOVEN – March in C Major for piano four-hands, op. 45 (1803)
CZERNY – Grande Sonate Brillante in C minor for piano four-hands, op. 10 (1818)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

YOUTHFUL BEETHOVEN I

Sunday, April 11th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

MADELINE FAYETTE, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

All-BEETHOVEN program –

Variations in F Major for cello and piano on “Ein Madchen oder Weibchen,” op. 66 (1796)
Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, op. 5, no. 1 (1796)
Variations in G Major for cello and piano on Handel’s “See, the Conquring Hero comes,” WoO 45 (1796)
Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, op. 5, no. 2 (1796)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

YOUTHFUL BEETHOVEN II

Sunday, April 25th, 2021, at 5 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

All-BEETHOVEN program –

Violin Sonata in A Major, op. 12, no. 2 (1797-98)
Violin Sonata in A minor, op. 23 (1800-01)
Romanze in F Major, arr. for violin and piano, op. 50 (1798)
Violin Sonata in A Major, op. 30, no. 1 (1801-02)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

HEROIC BEETHOVEN 

Sunday, May 9th, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

MADELINE FAYETTE, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

C.P.E. BACH – Sonata in D Major for viola de gamba and keyboard, Wq. 137 (1746)
HUMMEL – Grande Sonate in A minor for cello and piano, op. 104 (1824)
LISZT – Six Consolations, arr. for cello and piano (1850)
BEETHOVEN – Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, op. 69 (1807-08)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

SPRING SONATA

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, at 6 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

EMILIE-ANNE GENDRON, violin
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

MOZART – Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379 (1781)
BEETHOVEN – Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, op. 30, no. 3 (1802)
C.P.E. BACH – Romanze No. 2 in F Major, op. 50 (1798)
BEETHOVEN – Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major (“Spring”), op. 24 (1800-01)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

MUSIC FOR FLUTE, CELLO AND PIANO

Sunday, June 6th, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

JESSICA TASKOV, flute
MADELINE FAYETTE, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BEETHOVEN – Serenade in D Major for flute and piano, op. 41 (1803)
CZERNY – Fantasia concertante for piano, flute, and cello, op. 256 (ca. 1830)
CHOPIN – Largo from Cello Sonata in G minor, op. 65 (1846)
WEBER – Trio in G minor for piano, flute, and cello, op. 63 (1818)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

MUSIC FOR CLARINET, CELLO AND PIANO

Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

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BIXBY KENNEDY, clarinet
MADELINE FAYETTE, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

BEETHOVEN – Sieben variationen uber das Thema “Bei Mannern, weiche Liebe fuhlen” aus Mozarts Oper, “Die Zauberflote” for cello and piano, WoO 46 (1801)
RIES – Trio in B-flat Major for piano, clarinet, and cello, op. 28 (1810)
MENDELSSOHN – Andante from Sonata in E-flat Major for clarinet and piano (1824)
BEETHOVEN – Trio in E-flat Major for piano, clarinet and cello, op. 38 (1803)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

ENCHANTING EVENING FOR GUITAR AND PIANO


Sunday, July 18th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

OREN FADER, guitar
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

VIVALDI – Concerto in D Major for lute (guitar) and orchestra, RV 93 (ca. 1730)
SCARLATTI – Sonata in D minor, K. 89 (ca. 1739)
BOCCHERINI – Introduction and Fandango from Guitar Quintet, G. 448 (1798)
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BEETHOVEN – 12 Variations in F Major on Se vuol ballare, WoO 40 (1792-93)
SCHUBERT – Allegro moderato from Sonata in A minor for piano and arpeggione, D. 821 (1824)
HUMMEL – Poutpourrie for guitar and piano, op. 53 (1815)
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FALLA – Danza espanola from La Vida Breve (1904-05)
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO – Fantasia for guitar and piano, op. 145 (1950)
PIAZZOLLA – Bordel 1900, arr. for guitar and piano (1986)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

VIENNESE CLASSICAL TRIAD

Sunday, August 29th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

 

ERIC SILBERGER, violin
MADELINE FAYETTE, cello
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

HAYDN – Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major (“Gypsy”), Hob. XV/25 (1795)
MOZART – Piano Trio in C Major, K. 548 (1788)
BEETHOVEN – Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major (“Ghost”), op. 70 (1808-09)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

LATE BEETHOVEN

Sunday, September 19th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

DR. YELENA GRINBERG, speaker & pianist

All-BEETHOVEN program:

Select Bagatelles, op. 126 (1823)
Diabelli Variations, op. 120 (1823)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

BEETHOVEN AND BEYOND

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

C.P.E. BACH – Sonata in G minor for violin and keyboard, H. 542.5 (ca. 1734)
BRAHMS – Sonata No. 1 in G Major for violin and piano, op. 78 (1878-79)
MOZART – Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304 (1778)
BEETHOVEN – Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major (“Rooster”), op. 96 (1812)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

ROMANTIC BEETHOVEN

Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

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Madeline Fayette, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

FANNY MENDELSSOHN – Fantasia in G minor for cello and piano (1829)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN – Cello Sonata No. 1 in B-flat Major, op. 45 (1838)
SCHUMANN – Five Pieces in the Folk Style for cello and piano, op. 102 (1849)
BEETHOVEN – Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, op. 102, no. 1 (1815)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

KREUTZER SONATA

Sunday, November 7th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

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G-SHARP DUO

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Yelena Grinberg, piano

BACH – Sonata No. 2 in A Major for violin and keyboard, BWV 1015 (ca. 1717-1723)
SCHUMANN – Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, WoO 2 (1853)
KURTAG – Three Pieces for violin and piano, op. 14e (1971)
BEETHOVEN – Sonata No. 9 in A Major for piano and violin (“Kreutzer”), op. 47 (1803)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

HOMAGE TO BACH

Sunday, November 21st, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

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Madeline Fayette, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

BACH – Sonata in D Major for viola de gamba and keyboard, BWV 1028 (ca. 1730)
MENDELSSOHN – Sonata in D Major for piano and cello, op. 58 (1842)
MOSCHELES – Select Melodic-Contrapuntal Studies after Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, op. 137 (1860)
BEETHOVEN – Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, op. 102, no. 2 (1815)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

THE NUTCRACKER SUITE

Sunday, December 5th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

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Elena Kuschnerova, piano
Yelena Grinberg, piano

BACH – Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552 (1739), arr. by Max Reger
MOZART – Fuga in G minor for piano four-hands, K. 401 (1782)
BEETHOVEN – Grosse Fuge in B-flat Major for piano four-hands, op. 133 (1826)
BACH – Selections from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (1730), arr. by Max Reger
TCHAIKOVSKY – The Nutcracker Suite, arr. for piano four-hands (1892)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

ARCHDUKE TRIO

Sunday, December 19th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.

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Keiko Tokunaga, violin
Madeline Fayette, cello
Yelena Grinberg, piano

SCHUMANN – Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, op. 80 (1847)
BEETHOVEN – Piano Trio in B-flat Major (“Archduke”), op. 97 (1811)

To learn more and to register, contact Dr. Yelena Grinberg at ygpiano@gmail.com

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