Articles, papers, program notes

ARTICLES & PAPERS:

Performance practice issues in Russian Piano Music

ABSTRACT The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed the rapid growth of musical culture in Russia. This resulted in a large repertoire of ...
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PROGRAM NOTES:

Anton Arensky: Trio in D minor for violin, cello, and piano (op. 32)

I. Allegro moderato II. Scherzo: Allegro molto-Meno Mosso-Allegro molto III. Elegia: Adagio IV: Finale: Allegro non troppo Accounts of Arensky are ...
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Claude Debussy: Rêverie

Fromont published Rêverie years after Debussy had given it to them. By this time, Debussy’s opinion of it had changed: ...
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Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque

I. Prélude II. Menuet III. Claire de Lune IV. Passepied The term “bergamasque” refers to the ancient city of Bergame, located forty kilometres east ...
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Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 67

I. Andante-Moderato II. Allegro non troppo III. Largo IV. Allegretto Having recently finished his Eighth Symphony, Shostakovich stated work on his second Piano Trio ...
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Eugène Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 4

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931) was a Belgian violinist, conductor and composer. Carl Flesch described him has “the most outstanding and individual ...
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Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio (Hob. XV, No. 25) “Gypsy Trio”

I. Andante II. Poco Adagio III Rondo all’Ongarese Chamber music in the eighteenth century was written for and performed for the aristocracy. Music ...
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Franz Schubert: Six Moments Musicaux (Musical Moments), op.94

(i) Moderato (C major) (ii) Andantino (A-flat major) (iii) Allegro moderato (f minor) (iv) Moderato (c-sharp minor)/ (v) Allegro vivace ...
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Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes

Op. 9, no. 2 (Eb major) Op. 15, no. 3 (G minor) Op. 27, no. 1 (C-sharp minor) Op. 27, ...
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Jean Sibelius: Bagatelles (op. 97)

(i) Humoresque I (ii) Song (iii) Little Waltz (iv) Humorous March (v) Impromptu“Never write an unnecessary note. Every note must live”.1 — SibeliusThe miniature is ...
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for violin and obbligato keyboard in A major (BWV 1015)

I. Dolce II. Allegro assai III. Andante un poco IV. Presto Prior to J. S. Bach, the harpsichord in ensemble music ...
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Maurice Ravel: Menuet sur le dom d’Haydn; Menuet Antique; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Sonatine

Ravel's style — elegant, and refined — was highly influenced by eighteenth classicism (e.g., Mozart) and the early French keyboard ...
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