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FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION

Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church
Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.


The Orfeo Duo
Vita Wallace, violin
Ishmael Wallace, piano
(Click on name for Bio)

 

Beethoven and Two Pupils


Variations in C (c.1810) on an original theme, for violin & piano *

* These Variations by Rudolf Johann Joseph Rainer, Archduke of Austria & Tuscany and Archbishop of Olmütz, were originally for piano, with the accompaniment of the czakan, an early 19th-century novelty instrument combining a recorder and a walking stick. Such an  instrumentation was unusual, but hardly unprecedented at the time. Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert published chamber and solo repertoire for exotic instruments: the glass armonica (tuned glass bowls rotating on an axle), arpeggione (a fretted collision of the Renaissance viol with the guitar), lira organizata (Orgel-Leier, or organ hurdygurdy), Flötenuhr (organ music box), and various non-standard instruments with piano.

Archduke Rudolf of Austria & Tuscany
(1788-1831)
 

 

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Sonata in A for piano & violin Ferdinand Ries
(1784-1838)
Allegro
Andantino
Rondo: Allegro
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11 Bagatelles, Op. 119  (1821-22) 
in g,  C,  D,  A,  c,  G,  C,  C,  a,  A,  Bb
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Intermission


Sonata No.10 in G for violin & piano, Op. 96  (1812) Beethoven
Allegro moderato
Adagio espressivo
Scherzo: Allegro
Poco allegretto

Violin by Matthias Albani (Bozen/Bolzano), 1706
Bow after Nicolas Léonard Tourte (Paris), ca.1790, by Trevor Ewert (Wellesley, Ontario), 2004

Piano by Caspar Katholnig (Vienna), c.1805-10

All pianos played in the concerts are from The Frederick Collection

Ashburnham Community Church: Main Street (Rte. 12) at Chapel Street

Admission: $10.00 /adult (children and students, free)

The building is wheelchair accessible.

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