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FREDERICK HISTORIC PIANO COLLECTION

Historical Piano Concerts Series
at the
Ashburnham Community Church
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.


Sharona Joshua ~ Historical Piano Concerts, May 15, 2011 Sharona Joshua, piano
(Click on name for Bio)

 

A Reconstruction of Clara Schumann’s
London recital
of  Wednesday, February 1, 1871


Piano Sonata No. 18 in Eb, Op. 31, No. 3, "Die Jagd"  (1802)

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)
1.  Allegro
2.  Scherzo: Allegretto vivace
3.  Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso
4.  Presto con fuoco
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Allegretto grazioso in A, Op. 62, No. 6, "Frühlingslied"  (1842-44)
Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1849)
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Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6  (1837)

Robert Schumann
(1809-1849)
Heft I:
  1. Lebhaft
  2. Innig
  4. Ungeduldig
  5. Einfach
  6. Sehr rasch
  8. Frisch
  9. Lebhaft
Heft II:
  10. Balladenmäßig: Sehr rasch
  11. Einfach
  12. Mit Humor
  13. Wild und lustig
  14. Zart und singend
  17. Wie aus der Ferne
  18. Nicht schnell
I am playing the abridged version of the Schumann Davidsbündlertänze recorded by Fanny Davies. We know for a fact that Clara never played no.7, for instance, in public, as it must have meant a lot to her. Hence, Fanny did not record it either. I haven't yet gotten to the bottom of why she omitted the other 3 dances, and probably never will, however, as this is a reconstruction program, I thought I ought to be faithful to Fanny Davies's rendition of it. 

Hence the following dances are omitted:
Heft I:     3 - Mit Humor    7 - Nicht Schnell
Heft II:    15 - Frisch    16 - Mit gutem Humor

--SJ

Intermission


Concerto nach italienischem Gusto in F, BWV.971  (publ. 1735)

J. S. Bach
(1685-1750)
[Allegro]
Arisoso in d: Andante
Presto
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Prelude in e, Op.35, No. 1  (1837)        from Six Preludes & Fugues

Mendelssohn
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Nocturne in g, Op. 15, No. 3  (1833)


Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)


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Fantasie-Impromptu No. 4 in c#, Op. 66  (1835)

Chopin

Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1871, from The Frederick Collection

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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