Between Old Worlds and New: Keyboard Encounters, c. 1700–1900

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Thursday, March 9 to Saturday, March 11, 2023
Sigal Music Museum
Greenville, South Carolina USA

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Recital Programs


*Program details and abstracts for lecture-recitals can be found on our lectures and lecture-recitals webpage.

Opening Recital: Matthew Dirst (harpsichord) and Federico Ercoli (piano)

Matthew Dirst, 1769 Taskin harpsichord

Élisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
Prelude in A Minor (Premiere Livre, 1687)

Jacquet de la Guerre
Chaconne in A Minor (Premiere Livre, 1687)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939)
Fantasy for Harpsichord (1983)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Adagio & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 1001/1-2
Harpsichord transcription by Gustav Leonhardt

Béla Bartók (1881-1757)
Ostinato and Sixth Dance in Bulgarian Rhythm (Mikrokosmos, vol. 6)
Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 202

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Variations on “Folies d’Espagne,” H. 263

Federico Ercoli, 1815 Walter & Sohn, 1863 Érard

W. A. Mozart
Fantasia in D minor, K. 397

L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Fantasien, Op. 116

Thursday Evening Recital
Lisette: A Song’s Journey from Haiti and Back


Jean Bernard Cerin (baritone) and Nicholas Mathew (fortepiano)

The Complaint
Sweetest Bard

Music by Ignatius Sancho (1758-1780)
Text by William Shakespeare

Excerpt of Lisette (2022)
Directed by Jean Bernard Cerin
Produced and edited by Brandy Berry

Lisette quitté la plaine (c. 1757)
Music attributed to Antoine Albanese (1729-1800)
Text attributed to Duvivier de la Mahautiѐre

Chanson Nѐgre (1781)
From Les Consolations des misères de ma vie
Music by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Text attributed to Duvivier de la Mahautiѐre

Dans le Coeur de Marie (1781) from the opera, L’Entrée du Roi, en sa capitale (1818)
Music by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Text by Juste Chanlatte (1766-1828)

Hymne Haytiene (1804)
Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Text by Juste Chanlatte

Oh, Say Do You Hear (1844)
Music by John Stafford
Text by E.A. Atlee (Star-Spangled Banner Parody)

Le Bananier, chanson nègre, Op. 5 (1846)
Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)

Zélim to quitté la plaine from Creole Songs from New Orleans in Negro Dialect (1902)
Text adapted from Duvivier de la Mahautiѐre
Collected and arranged by Clara Gottschalk Peterson (1837-1910)

Dialogue d’amour from Six Creole Folk Songs (1921)
Collected and arranged by Maude Cuney Hare (1874-1936)

Lizette, ma chêre amie from Five Creole Songs (1942)
Collected and arranged by Camille Nickerson (1888-1982)

Ave Maria
Music by Louis Borno (1865-1942)
Text: Traditional Christian Prayer

Sobo **(Piano Solo)
Ludovic Lamothe (1882-1953)

Music by Ludovic Lamothe
Text attributed to Duvivier de la Mahautiѐre

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023

Friday Afternoon Recital: Elaine Funaro (fortepiano) and Charles Metz (fortepiano)

Elaine Funaro, Florentine fortepiano by David Sutherland

Latest and Greatest: Italian sonatas by Alberti and Galuppi with a little Scarlatti and Marcello Selections from XX Sonate per cembalo, di varii autori (Paris, c. 1754)

Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)
I. Allegro assai
II. Minuetto

Benedetto Marcello (1689-1739)
VI. Allegro
VII. Presto

Domenico Alberti
XII. Allegro

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
XIV. Allegro

XX. Allegro

Charles Metz, 1805 Broadwood fortepiano

Clementi, Cramer: Teacher, Student

Johann Baptist Cramer(1771-1858)
Studio per il Piano Forte
   Book I, Nos. 1-42, Op. 30 (pub. 1804)
   Book II, Nos. 43-84, Op. 40 (pub. 1807-08)
      Ex. 75, Andante con moto, G major
      Ex. 34, Tempo agitato, F minor
      Ex. 82, Moderato, E flat minor
      Ex. 45, Grazioso, E flat major
      Ex. 52, Presto, F major
      Ex. 5, Allegro moderato, C major
      Ex. 23, Con brio, A major
      Ex. 41, Aria, moderato, E major

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
Sonata in A major, Op. 25, No. 4 (pub. 1790)
   Maestoso e cantabile
   Molto Allegro

Friday Evening Recital: Mike Cheng-Yu Lee (fortepiano) and Matthew Bengtson (fortepiano)


Mike Cheng-Yu Lee, 1863 Érard and 1845 Broadwood fortepianos

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Papillons, Op. 2 (1829-31)

Sonata in F# minor, Op. 11 (1832-35)
   Introduzione: Un poco Adagio; Allegro vivace
   Scherzo: Allegrissimo
   Finale: Allegro, un poco maestoso

Matthew Bengtson, 1863 Érard and 1845 Broadwood fortepianos

Amy Beach (1867-1944)
The Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op. 92, No. 1

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)
“Of Salamanders,” from Fireside Tales, Op. 61
“Wilde Jagd,” from Virtuoso Etudes, Op. 46

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21, No. 1

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Prelude in C# minor, Op. 45
Scherzo in E major, Op. 54


Saturday Afternoon Recital: Charlotte Tang (fortepiano) and Gabriel Merrill-Steskal (fortepiano)

Charlotte Tang, 1845 Broadwood

L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Selected Bagatelles, Op. 126

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
   Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im       Legendenton; Erstes Tempo
   Mäßig, durchaus energisch; Etwas langsamer; Viel bewegter
   Langsam getragen, durchweg leise zu halten

Gabriel Merrill-Steskal, 1863 Érard

Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)
Souvenir de Porto Rico: Marche des Gibaros, Op. 31 (1857-58)

Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
Recueil de Chants, Op. 65 (c. 1870)
   1. Vivante
   2. Esprits follets
   5. Horace et Lydie
   6. Barcarolle

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Sonatine (1903-05)
   Mouvement de Menuet

Saturday Evening Recital: four-hand and multiple keyboard repertoire
Program TBD