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Musicale Features Shoko Tanaka

Fourteen members and a guest, ranging from Texas, Oregon, and Minnesota to Georgia, gathered on Zoom on October 8, 2020 for our weekly musicale. The performers were: Michael Brounoff playing the first movement of Schubert’s Sonata in A minor, D. 784; Natale Farrell playing Kapustin’s Sonatina Op. 100; Utako Tanigawa playing Scarlatti’s Sonata K. 27/L. 449; and Shoko Tanaka playing the Brahms Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2. All of the performances were very convincing. The highlight of the musicale was Board Member Shoko Tanaka’s presentation about her life and music. Please enjoy it at

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Re: the October 8th virtual musicale - I didn't get a chance to comment on anyone's contributions at the time, but I did want to say how much In enjoyed everyone's performances. The Schubert reminded me of Symphonie Fantastique, so I was googling as Michael was performing to see the relationships between their dates (I guess Berlioz could have been influenced by Schubert in this case.) I've just discovered Kapustin myself, so I loved hearing Natalie's performance. Utako sparkled as usual, and it was interesting hearing Shoku perform the Brahms after working on it with Dr. Resnianski in the masterclass. He was really amazing, I only wish I could apply his instructions on voice leading. It's just not in my…

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