2016 Alexander Paley Music Festival

Review by Clarke Bustard, Richmond Times-Dispatch
SATURDAY program | SUNDAY program

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart » Sonata in F major for one piano, four hands, K. 497
Adagio – Allegro di molto | Andante | Allegro

Johannes Brahms  » Sonata for Piano and Cello
Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op. 38
Allegro non troppo | Allegretto quasi Menuetto | Allegro

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Antonio Vivaldi  » Le Quattro Stagioni “Four Seasons”
A version for one piano, four hands by Alceo Toni
Spring  (RV 269, in E major) | Summer  (RV 315, in G minor) | Autumn  (RV 293, in F major | Winter  (RV 297, in F minor)

Nicholas Finch, cello
Pei-wen Chen, piano
Alexander Paley, piano

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This year’s Festival will again resound with the incredible Blüthner piano, “the piano with the golden tone.” Jim Reeder of Reeder Pianos will drive the instrument from Michigan. Besides volunteering his time, Mr. Reeder volunteers the piano—the Festival covers only the costs of transportation. Thank you, Reeder Pianos!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Sergei Prokofiev » Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119
Andante grave – Moderato animato | Moderato – Andante dolce | Allegro, ma non troppo

Sergei Rachmaninoff » Six Pieces for one piano, four hands (Six Morceau), Op. 11
Barcarolle – Moderato (G minor) | Scherzo – Allegro (D major) | Thème russe – Andantino cantabile (B minor) | Valse – Tempo di Valse (A major) | Romance – Andante con anima (C minor) | Slava (Glory) – Allegro moderato (C major) |

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky » “The Seasons” Op. 37a for piano solo
January: By the Hearth – Moderato semplice, ma espressivo (A major) | February: The Carnival – Allegro giusto (D major) | March: Song of the Lark – Andantino espressivo (G minor) | April: Snowdrop – Allegretto con moto e un poco rubato (B flat major) | May: White Nights – Andantion (G major) | June: Barcarolle – Andante cantabile (G minor) | July: Reaper’s Song – Allegro moderato con moto (E flat major) | August: The Harvest – Allegro vivace (B minor) | September: The Hunt – Allegro non troppo (G major) | October: Autumn Song – Andante doloroso e molto cantabile (D minor) | November: On the Troika – Allegro moderato (E major) | December: Christmas – Tempo di Valse (A flat major)

Anton Stepanovich Arensky » Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32
Allegro moderato | Scherzo – Allegro molto | Elegia – Adagio | Finale – Allegro non troppo

Daisuke Yamamoto, violin
Nicholas Finch, cello
Pei-wen Chen, piano
Alexander Paley, piano

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

Alexander von Zemlinsky » Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 3
Allegro ma non troppo | Andante | Allegro

Johannes Brahms  » Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40
Andante | Scherzo – Allegro | Adagio mesto | Finale – Allegro con brio

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart » Selections from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
arranged for one piano, four hands by Alexander Zemlinsky

Daisuke Yamamoto, violin
Nicholas Finch, cello
Charles West, clarinet
James Ferree, horn
Pei-wen Chen, piano
Alexander Paley, piano

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