The brisk January air ushered us quickly inside this morning for our musicale. Winter was soon forgotten as we warmed up the piano, clarinet, and voices. Ten of us gathered at Piano Works for this morning’s musicale. We thank Piano Works for their hospitality each time we meet here.
Even though a smaller number of musicians played, we were treated to some intense and delightful musical works. We had time to share copies of the music and have some discussion about the selections performed. Utako began with the Beethoven Sonata Op.31 No. 31st movement. She described the tone of the movement and played a sampling of the other 3 movements at the end. Next, Sam played another Beethoven Sonata, Op. 26 2nd movement. The Scherzo was most enjoyable, and Sam played from memory as well. Judy played Cantico Iberico by Rocherolle. This very dancelike and melodic piece was easy to listen to. Berceuse is a lovely lullaby from the opera, Jocylyn by Benjamin Godard, sung by Annette.
Jimmy has been working diligently on the Brahms Rhapsody No. 1. He played the piece from memory and all the effort is paying off-well done. We enjoyed the Brahms’ Ballade played by Anna and Franck’s Prelude from Prelude Chorale & Fugue 5 performed by Kimber. Excellent ladies on both of these pieces. Then Leanne played a clarinet solo, Franck’s 3rd movement Recitativeo-Fantasia from Sonata in A. Leanne will be performing this piece with piano at the concert in Carnegie Hall in July. Finally, Asa played the 1st movement of Schubert’s Sonata in A minor Op. 143. This piece was performed from memory, awesome.
After the performing portion of the musicale, we enjoyed some light refreshments and more discussion and socializing. We always have a great time. We hope you will join us for the next event. The February 6, 2020 home musicale will be at the home of Paul Cossman. Please see the musicale sign up on the GMG website. We hope to see you there.
The program is listed below to provide more details about the musicale.
1. Utako Tanigawa / Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 No. 3 1st movement
2. Sam Smith / Beethoven Sonata Op.26 2nd mvt Scherzo
3. Judy Manganiello / Rocherolle Cantico Iberico
4. Annette Russo / Godard Berceuse from the Opera Jocylyn
5. Jimmy Baskerville / Brahms Rhapsody #1
6. Anna Armstrong / Brahms Ballade, Op. 118, No. 3
7. Kimber Kwiatkowski / Franck Prelude from Prelude Chorale & Fugue 5
8. Leanne Manning / Franck 3rd mvt Recitativo-Fantasia from Sonata A
9. Asa Williams / Schubert Sonata in A minor, Op. 143, 1st mvt
(Respectfully submitted: Annette Russo)