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Grinberg Classical Salon Series

Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

Magical Mandolin

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, at 5 p.m. 




Dear Friends!

On Sunday, July 22nd, at 5 p.m., Joyce and I are thrilled to invite you all to join us for a very special evening of MAGICAL MANDOLIN, which will feature some of the most gorgeous works ever written for the unique combination of mandolin and piano. The alluring charm of these two instruments together has inspired many composers including Vivaldi, Beethoven, Hummel, and Calace. The all-Baroque first half of our program will showcase three Baroque delights: Vivaldi's sunny Mandolin Concerto in G Major, RV 532 (ca. 1725), Bach's impassioned Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1001 (ca. 1720), and Handel's ebullient Sonata in D Major, HWV 371 (ca. 1730). In the Classical Era, youthful Beethoven wrote a number of pieces for mandolin and piano during his sojourn in Prague for Countess and mandolinist Josephine von Clary-Aldringen, which include his sublime Adagio in E Major, WoO 43b (1796) and his spirited Andante con variazioni, WoO 44b (1796). The evocative incidental music, Peer Gynt, op. 23 (1875) by the Romantic Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg, is one of his most beloved and best known works from which he extracted eight movements to make two, four-movement suites. The enchanting Solveig's Cradle Song from Suite No. 2, op. 55 has been arranged for several instrumental combinations, perhaps most beautifully for mandolin and piano. An Italian mandolin virtuoso, luthier and composer, Raffaele Calace, wrote over 200 works for mandolin which include concert works for mandolin solo as well as chamber works for mandolin in combination with other instruments, including piano. The latter category includes his three characterful pieces: a cheerful Rondo, a melancholy Romanza, and the fiery Tarantella. We will conclude our program with Johann Nepomuk Hummel's brilliant Grande Sonate in C Major, op. 37a (1810) - one of the finest and most significant chamber music works ever written for the mandolin and piano, which unfolds in three contrasting movements: an exuberant Allegro con spirito, a heartfelt Andante moderato Siziliano, and a sparkling Rondo finale, full of virtuosic fireworks for both players alike. This special summer salon inspired by the Magical Mandolin is not-to-be-missed!!!

Joyce and I wish you a fabulous summer and look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, July 22nd!

Dr. Yelena Grinberg, founder and artistic director of the Grinberg Classical Salon Series

WHEN: Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, at 5 p.m.

          Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. 
          No late seating - please be sure to arrive by / before 5 p.m.
          Food-and-wine reception to follow the performance

WHERE: Private Residence on Upper West Side (upper 90s)

          You will be emailed the exact home address after you register through this website


          Admission price includes the wine-and-hors d'oeuvres reception with the guest artist(s)
          Limited to just 22 seats!!
          Note: Advance ticket purchase through this site is required. NO tickets will be sold at the door!

CONTACT: Yelena Grinberg (



VIVALDI - Concerto in G Major for mandolin and keyboard, RV 532 (1725) 
BACH - Sonata in G minor, arr. for mandolin and keyboard, BWV 1001 (ca. 1720)
HANDEL - Sonata in D Major, HWV 371, arr. for mandolin and keyboard (1730)
BEETHOVEN - Adagio in E Major, WoO 43b; Andante con Variazioni, WoO 44b (1796)
GRIEG - Solveig's Cradle Song from Peer Gynt Suite, arr. for mandolin and piano (1874-75)
CALACE - Rondo, Romanza and Tarantella for mandolin and piano (1905)
HUMMEL - Grande Sonate for mandolin and piano in C Major, op. 37a (1810)

Have questions about Magical Mandolin? Contact Grinberg Classical Salon Series

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Upper West Side

New York, NY 10025

Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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Grinberg Classical Salon Series

An intimate, elegant, and enlightening series of Classical music salon lecture-recitals on the Upper West Side (West 90s), followed by a food-and-wine reception with the guest artist(s).

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