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dead pianists society

Our Dead Pianists Society programs are held at the Nauraushaun Presbyterian Church in Pearl River New York. Our performers play on a Yamaha Grand Piano. We thank Yamaha for making this piano availalbe to the Hudson Valley Piano Club!

Sit back, relax, enjoy the music and learn about the life and times of the person behind the great works. The piano club hosts two Dead Pianists series each year -- one in the winter and one in the fall.


Jan 9
Alice Burla
From Germany to Russia

Jan 23
Magdalena Baczewska
Sonatas and Sonatinas

Feb 6
Quentin Kim
Great Romantic Sonatas

Feb 20
Irina Nuzova
Evolution of Piano

Mar 20
Vlada Yeneva
Folk Tales

Sept 18
Yoonjung Han

Oct 2
Roman Rabinovich

Oct 16
Maria Yefimova

Oct 30
Ishay Shaer

Nov 13
Sofya Melikyan

Nov 20
Lisa Yui




Jan 10
Matthew Cameron
Romantic Pianist-Composers
Past And Present

Jan 24
Roman Rabinovich
Scarlatti, Debussy, Yusupov,
& Mussorgsky

Feb 7
Inesa Sinkevych
Sonatas in Different Eras

Feb 21
Irina Nuzova
Schubert-Liszt: From the
Serene to the Diabolic

Mar 21
Bryan Wagorn
A Little Night Music

Sept 19
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo

Sept 26
Assaff Weisman
Romantic Revolutionaries

Oct 17
Matthew Cameron
In Memoriam Chopin

Oct 24
Deborah Lee
The Romantic Piano:
Evolution or Revolution?



FALL 2009

September 13 ~ Innocence and Gravity
Hae Eun Baek
J. S. Bach
Toccata in D Major, BWV 912

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in A Major, Op. 101, No. 28

I. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung.
II.. Lebhaft. MarschmäBig.
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll.
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und
mit Entschlossenheit.

—— Intermission ——

Robert Helps
Hommage a Fauré

Franz Liszt
Après une Lecture de Dante


October 4 ~ Etudes and Variations
Inesa Sinkevych

October 18 ~ Suites and Sonatas
Carolyn Enger

October 25 ~ New Sounds in New York
Adam Marks



January 25 ~ Beethoven and the 20th Century
Inesa Sinkevych, piano

Toshi Ichiyanagi (b.1933)
Piano poem

Ludwig van Beethoven.
15 Variations and Fugue, Op. 35, "Eroica"

—— Intermission ——

Ludwig van Beethoven.
Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 #2

Claude Debussy.
Ondine from Preludes, Book II
Etude No. 7,
Pour les degres chromatiques

Ludwig van Beethoven.
Sonata No. 31 in A Flat Major, Op. 110
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Allegro molto
Adagio ma non troppo.
Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo


February 8 ~ The People United Will Never be Defeated
Amir Khosrowpour, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven
32 Variations on a Theme
in C Minor, WoO 80

Lowell Liebermann
Nocturne No. 5

—— Intermission ——

Frederic Rzewski
The People United
Will Never be Defeated


February 22 ~ Centuries of Fantasia
Magdalena Baczewska, piano

George Frederick Handel
Fantasia in A major

Johann Pachelbel
Fantasia in D minor

Johann Mattheson
Fantasia in C minor

Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia in C minor BWV 906

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in D minor K. 397

Franz Joseph Haydn
Fantasia in C major Hob. XVII/4

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata quasi una fantasia, op. 27 No. 2
Adagio sostenuto

—— Intermission ——

Fryderyk Chopin
no.4 in C-sharp minor, op. 66
Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, op. 61

Alexander Scriabin
Sonata no.2 in G-sharp minor (Sonata-Fantasy), op.19


March 2 ~ Piano Conversations
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo, piano

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
5 Sonatas
Sonata in D Minor
Sonata in D Minor
Sonata in E Major
Sonata in C Major
Sonata in B Minor

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Opus 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

—— Intermission ——

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Opus 66
Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Opus 64 No. 2
'Minute Waltz', Opus 64 No. 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff 2 Preludes (1873-1945)
Prelude in G Major, Opus 32 No. 5
Prelude in G Minor, Opus 23 No. 5

Julian Gargiulo (b. 1972)
Prelude Opus 1, 'Broadway'
Prelude Opus 2, "Puerto Rican Day Parade"
Prelude Opus 5, "Break-up"

Naurashaun Presbyterian Church
Sundays at 2:00 pm

September 7 ~ von Weber, Kim, Schubert
Quentin Kim, Piano
Sonatas of Romantic Birth

Sept 21 ~ Beethoven through Schoenberg: Variations on a Fantasy
Yegor Shevtsov, Piano

October 5 ~ Tribute to Glenn Gould
Magdalena Baczewska

October 19 ~ Rachmaninov, Janacek and Brahms
Vlada Yaneva, Piano

November 2 ~ SOS Supporting Our Schools Fundraiser
Nyack College Music Department

November 9 ~ America Sings
Veteran's Day Concert


January 13 – Brahms
Adam Marks, Piano, Jennifer Woodrum, Clarinet
Herine Coetzee, Cello
The Fifth House Ensemble
All Brahms

January 27 ~ Debussy, Ravel, Franck, Liszt, Prokofiev
Gulnara Mirzakhodjayeva, Piano, Gjilberta Gelaj, Cello
The World of Impressionism in Music

February 10 ~ Haydn, Bach, Brahms, Granados
Jie Chen, Piano, Yamaha Artist
Road Trip to Germany and Spain

March 9 ~ Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert
Gregg Michalak, Piano
Classical Contemporaries

May 4 ~ Annual Fundraiser
Lisa Yui, Piano

Sundays at 2:00 pm – 2007

January 21 ~ Bach, Hersch, Ives, Liszt, Bartok
Mavericks at the Piano
Blair McMillen, piano

Many thanks to Blair McMillen for an afternoon
of enchanting music!

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February 4 ~ Chopin
Poetry and Prose
Yegor Shevtsov, piano

Yegor, Chopin must have been smiling!
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February 25 ~ Manuel de Falla
Una Tarde en Espana: Piano Music of Manuel de Falla
Jason Cutmore, piano

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March 18
Leos Janacek,
Alberto Ginastera, Vesselin Stoyanov, Chopin
The Piano - Poetic and Percussive
Vlada Yaneva, piano

Leos Janacek (1854-1928) - In the Mist (1912)
Molto adagio

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) - Sonata No.1, op.2 (1952)
Allegro marcato
Presto miterioso
Adagio molto appassionato
Ruvido et ostinato


Vesselin Stoyanov (1902-1969) - Three pieces for piano (1956)

Chopin (1810-1849) - Ballade in G minor, op.23, No.1

March 25 ~ Robert Schumann
Inspirations, Innovations, and Insanity
Dan Teitler, piano

Papillons, op. 2

"Fantasy Pieces", op. 73
for clarinet and piano
clarinet, Justin Landry


Symphonic Etudes, op. 13

September 16 ~ Beethoven & Ravel
An Afternoon of Sonatas and Waltzes
Bryan Wagorn, piano

Beethoven- Sonata op. 109
Ravel- Valses Nobles et Sentimentales


Beethoven- Sonata op. 111

September 30
"The Other Romantics"
Cesar Franck-Bauer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Amy Beach, and Frederic Chopin
Lisa Yui, piano

Franck- Bauer: Prelude, Fugue and Variations

Gottschalk: Souvenirs de Puerto Rico--Marche des Gibaros

Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor


Amy Beach:
Transcription of Richard Strauss's "Standchen"
In Autumn Op. 15 No. 1
Ballad Op. 6
A Hermit Thrush at Eve Op. 92 No. 1
Prelude and Fugue Op. 81

October 14
Russian Romantics: Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff
Maria Yefimova, piano
Roza Tulyaganova, soprano

P. Tchaikovsky
The Seasons, op. 37

January: At the Fireside
August: Harvest
October: Autumn Song
November: Troika

S. Rachmaninoff
Sonata no. 2, in B-flat minor, op. 36

Allegro agitiato
Non-allegro – Lento – Piu mosso
Allegro molto – Poco meno mosso – Presto


P. I. Tchaikovsky
It was in the Early Spring Op. 38, No. 2
None but the Lonely Heart Op. 6, No. 6
S. Rachmaninoff
A Dream Op. 8, No. 5
The answer Op. 21, No. 4
Lonliness Op. 21, No. 6

P. I. Tchaikovsky
Was I not a little blade of the grass Op.47, No.7
At the ball Op. 38, No. 3
S. Rachmaninoff
The Lilacs Op. 21 No. 5
Sorrow in Springtime Op. 21. No. 12

P. I. Tchaikovsky
Reconciliation Op.25, No.1
Oh, never sing to me again Op. 4, No.4
Spring Waters Op. 14, No. 11

October 28
The Romantic Virtuoso
Frederic Chopin, Cesar Franck, Sergei Prokofiev
Laura Garritson, piano

Prélude, Choral et Fugue
César Franck (1822-1890)

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 “Heroic”
Frédèric Chopin (1810-1849)


Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Allegro moderato
Tempo di valzer lentissimo



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