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Grinberg Classical Salon Series

Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Music for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano

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MUSIC FOR CLARINET, BASSOON, AND PIANO

 Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.


BIXBY KENNEDY, clarinet
REMY TAGHAVI, bassoon
YELENA GRINBERG, piano

 

Dear Friends!

On Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., Bixby, Remy and I are thrilled to invite you for a one-of-a-kind evening of MUSIC FOR CLARINET, BASSOON, AND PIANO, featuring brilliant trios by Ludwig van Beethoven and Mikhail Glinka alongside impassioned works by Saint-Saens, Poulenc, and Schumann. The French Romantic composer, organist, conductor, and pianist, Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) was a child prodigy and a prolific composer of chamber music whose works were generally couched within the Classical tradition. His Neo-Classical Sonata for bassoon and piano in G Major, op. 168 (1921), written in the last year of his life, sparkles with many pastoral and humorous moments, showcasing simpler melodies and leaner textures than are found in his earlier, more bravura chamber works. The 20th-century French composer and pianist, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) favored the woodwind instruments over the strings. His avant-garde Sonata for clarinet and bassoon (1922, rev. 1945), written one year after Saint-Saens' Bassoon Sonata, is cast in three compact movements totaling only eight minutes long, and shows the influence of Stravinsky with its motivic repetition, numerous metric changes, as well as of jazz and bitonality.  Beethoven's youthful Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op. 11 (1797) earned its nickname, "Gassenhauer," because of its third movement - a set of nine variations on a catchy theme from the then-popular dramma giocosoL'amor marinaro ossia Il corsaro by Joseph Weigl. While Mozartian in spirit, it already bears the stamp of Beethoven's fiery temperament and originality, owing to its rare and unusual instrumentation for piano, clarinet (or violin), and cello (bassoon). A celebrated Romantic composer, pianist, and music critic, Robert Schumann (1810-1856) composed his three characterful Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, op. 73 (1849) for a convivial Hausmusik soiree - just as you will enjoy this evening! These three whimsical pieces - entitled "Tender with expression," "Lively and light,' and "Quick and with fire" - run a wide gamut of emotional states showcasing both the clarinet's and piano's poetic expression and brilliant virtuosity. Our program will conclude with Mikhail Glinka's magnificent Trio Pathetique for clarinet, bassoon, and piano (1832)one of the few trios to have ever been composed for this colorful and unusual instrumentation, whose word in its title - "Pathetique" - refers to the unrequited romantic attachment, given the note on Glinka's autograph score which reads, "I have known love only through the pain it brings." Don't miss this unique and enchanting evening of Music for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano!

Bixby, Remy, and I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, February 24th!

Best wishes, 

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


WHEN: Sunday, February 24th, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

          Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. 
          Food-and-wine reception to follow the salon

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

          The exact address of the salon will be disclosed after you register through Eventbrite

ADMISSION: $35

          Admission price includes reception with the guest Artist(s)
          Attendance is limited to just 21 seats!
          Advance ticket purchase through Eventbrite is required. NO tickets sold at the door!

CONTACT: Dr. Yelena Grinberg - ygpiano@gmail.com 

PROGRAM: 

MUSIC FOR CLARINET, BASSOON, AND PIANO

SAINT-SAENS - Sonata for bassoon and piano in G Major, op. 168 (1921)
POULENC - Sonata for clarinet and bassoon, FB 32a (1922)
BEETHOVEN - Trio for piano, clarinet, and bassoon in B-flat Major, op. 11 (1797)
SCHUMANN - Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, op. 73 (1849)
GLINKA - Trio Pathetique in D minor for clarinet, bassoon, and piano (1832)

 

For more information on the Grinberg Classical Salon Series, please visit: http://yelenagrinberg.com/grinberg-classical-salon-series/

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Upper West Side

New York, NY 10025

Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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Grinberg Classical Salon Series

A one-of-a-kind, intimate and enlightening, series of Classical music salon concerts in NYC's Upper West Side (upper 90s), followed by a food-and-wine reception with the guest artist(s).

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