This year’s Festival will resound with two incredible Blüthner pianos, both in play at the Friday performance. On Saturday, two separate performances, afternoon and evening, will give scope to a historic performance of the complete Beethoven piano and violin sonatas. (Don’t worry, you’ll have time to grab a meal between concerts; the program will list several nearby restaurants.) Sunday’s concert offers a beautiful finishing flourish to our twentieth festival with wind, brass, and piano works.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
ALL Sergei Rachmaninoff | ALL played on two pianos
» Suite No 1, Op 5
Allegretto. Barcarolle | Adagio sostenuto. La nuit… L’amour | Largo di molto. Les larmes | Allegro maestoso. Pâques
» Suite No. 2, Op 17
Introduction (Alla Marcia) | Waltz (Presto) | Romance (Andantino) | Tarantella (Presto)
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» Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Non Allegro | Andante con moto (Tempo di Valse) | Lento assai (Allegro vivace)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
3 p.m. » Violin Sonatas 1 – 5
7:30 p.m. » Violin Sonatas 6 – 10
NOTE: You’ll have time to eat a meal between concerts, and the program will list suggested nearby restaurants.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart » Quintet in E-flat major, K.452
Largo – Allegro moderato | Larghetto | Allegretto
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Ludwig van Beethoven » Horn Sonata, Op.17
Allegro moderato | Poco Adagio, quasi Andante | Rondo Allegro moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven » Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16
Grave – Allegro ma non troppo | Andante cantabile | Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo
Daisuke Yamamoto, violin
James Ferree, horn
Chuck West, clarinet
Thomas Schneider, bassoon
Alexandra von der Embse, oboe
Alexander Paley, piano
Jim Reeder of Reeder Pianos — “the piano with the golden tone” — will drive the instruments from Michigan. Besides volunteering his time, Mr. Reeder volunteers the piano—the Festival covers only the costs of transportation. Thank you, Reeder Pianos!
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