Concert program for four different performances by German-American concert pianist Bernhard Abramowitsch. The performances included works by Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, W.A. Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Franz Peter Schubert, Ernest Bloch, Luis Gianneo, Paul Hindemith, Maurice Ravel, Jacques de Menasce and Ludwig Van Beethoven.
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BERNHARD ABRAMOWITSCH Concert Pianist IN FOUR CONCERTS NEIGHBORS of WOODCRAFT November 11, 14, 19, 21, 1942 Portland - Oregon Concert Management: Phil Hart Wednesday, November 11 Variations Serieuses, Opus 54 Felix Mendelssohn Scenes From Childhood, Opus 15 Robert Schumann Of strange lands and peoples; A curious story; Catch me if you can; Entreating child; Perfect happiness; Important event; Dreaming; At the fire-side; Knight of the hobby-horse; Almost too serious; Frightening; The child falling asleep; The poet speaks. Sonata No. 1 in C major, Opus 1 Johannes Brahms Allegro Andante Scherzo: Allegro molto e con fuoco Allegro con fuoco Sonata in F major, 332 W. A. Mozart Allegro Adagio Assai allegro Nocturne in C sharp minor, Opus 27, No. 1 Frederic Chopin Ballade in F minor, Opus 52 Frederic Chopin Saturday, November 14 Franz Peter Schubert Impromptu in C minor, Opus 90, No. 1 Impromptu in B flat major, Opus 142, No. 3 Sonata in A major, Opus 120 Allegro moderato Andante Allegro Sonata in B flat major, Opus Posth. Molto moderato Andante sostenuto Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza Allegro ma non troppo W. A. Mozart Frederic Chopin Frederic Chopin Thursday, November 19 Music by Contemporary Composers Sonata Ernest Bloch Maestoso ed energico Pastorale Moderato alia marcia Ten Pieces for Children Luis Gianneo Prelude and fugue; The juggler; Clog dance; Vidalita; Indian flutes; Parakeet dance; The little dark-haired girl; Folk song; Indian lullaby; Little dance-song. Sonata No. 3 Paul Hindemith Ruhig bewegt Sehr lebhaft Maessig schnell Fuge Ondine Maurice Ravel Toccata Jacques de Menasce Saturday, November 21 Ludwig Van Beethoven "Pathetique" Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus 13 Grave; Allegro di molto e con brio Adagio cantabile Rondo: Allegro "Hammerklavier" Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Opus 106 Allegro Scherzo: Assai vivace Adagio sostenuto: Appassionato e con molto sentimento Largo; Allegro risoluto (Fuga a tre voci, con alcune licenze) Variations in F major, Opus 34 Rondo a Capriccio in G major, pus 129 NOTE The following information concerning the composers represented on the Third Concert may be of interest. Ernest Bloch, one of the best-known of living composers, was born in Switzerland, but has been a resident of this country for the best part of twenty-five years. He is at present associated with the University of California, and lives on the Oregon Coast. The Sonata on this program was first published in 1936. Luis Gianneo, born in Buenos Aires in 1897, received his musical education in his native city, and is at present Conductor of the symphony orchestra at Tucuman. The title Vidalita is a nonsense refrain like bye-o. Paul Hindemith, now in exile from his native Germany, is one of the leading figures in the music of the last two decades, and has composed prolifically for all mediums. He is at present a member of the Music Department of Yale University. Maurice Ravel (187S-1937), probably best-known for the rather uncharacteristic Bolero, brought to his many piano pieces the same delicate sense of color that is found in his more elaborate orchestral works. Jacques de Menasce, now a resident of New York, was born in Austria in 190$, and was a student of Joseph Marx and Alban Berg. The selections by Bloch, Gianneo, and de Menasce were played by Mr. Abramowitsch in the Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, held last August in Berkeley, California. Steinivay Piano Courtesy Sherman, Clay & Co. THE RECORD SHOP is proud to announce a series of unprecedented Chamber Music performances on Victor Records, featuring the late Emmanuel Feuermann, Jascha Heifetz, William Primose, and Artur Rubinstein. This series includes the following: Feuermann, Heifetz, and Rubinstein in BRAHMS: Trio No. 1 in B major, op. 8 ($4.75) BEETHOVEN: Trio No. 7 in B flat, op. 97 * SCHUBERT: Trio No. 1 in B flat, op. 99 ($4.75) Feuermann, Heifetz, and Primrose in DOHNANYI: Serenade in C major ($3.70) MOZART: Divertimento in E flat, K. $63 * Heifetz and Rubinstein in FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A major ($3.70) Heifetz and Primrose in MOZART: Duo No. 2 in B flat, K. 424 ($3.20) HANDEL-HALVORSEN: Passacaglia ($1.05) Feuermann and Franz Rupp in MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in G minor To be released in the near future THE RECORD SHOP Third Floor, 808 S. W. Alder at Park BEacon 2979
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