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 The Masters Series Concerts (2011-12)
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Masterpieces of the Classical Piano Literature
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Alan Murray, piano
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Sundays 3:00pm* at Studio Hollywood
(*unless otherwise noted)
 open to the public / admission free
sponsored by Arista International
see "Programs, Notes & Bios" tab for complete programs & liner notes
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 Program Dates




Chopin - The Piano Music (Series 1)

the Etudes            (also sel. Nocturnes & Mazurkas)Oct 2    
 the Preludes                                "               "                                                       Oct 9    
 the Polonaises                             "               "                                                       Oct 16 
 the Ballades                                "               "                                                        Oct 23 
 the Scherzos                               "               "                                                       .Oct 30
 the Sonatas                                 "               "                                                         Nov 6  
 the Impromptus                            "               "                                                          Nov 19*
 the Waltzes                                 "               "     Dec 3*
 Intr & Rondo / Fantasy / Berceuse / Barcarolle / Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Dec17*
     * Saturdays at 3:00pm  
    
Schumann - The Major Works (Series 2)

Fantasy / Arabeske / CarnavalNov 13

Kreisleriana / Blümenstuck / Toccata / Symphonic EtudesNov 20

Carnival of Vienna / DavidsbündlertänzeNov 27
 Sonata #1 / Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood)Dec 4  

Sonata #2 / Papillons / Romances / Humoreske / Novellette #1                                 .Dec 11

Sonata #3 ("Concerto w/o Orchestra") / Fantasiestücke / Songs of Dawn / Novellette #2Dec 18



The French & Spanish Masters (Series 3)

Ravel - The Piano Music


    Gaspard de la Nuit / Sonatine / Jeux d'eau / Valses Nobles et Sentimentales          .
Jan 8 

    Le Tombeau de Couperin / Pavane / Sérénade Grotesque / Menuet Antique / Miroirs


Jan 15

Debussy - The Piano Music


   the Etudes / l'Isle joyeuse / Estampes                                                              
Jan 22

   the Preludes (Books I & II)
Feb 5 

   Images (I & II) / Children's Corner / Pour le Piano / Suite Bergamasque
Feb 12 

 Granados - Goyescas / El Pelele                                                            

May 6 


 Albéniz - Iberia / Navarra                                                                    .

Jun 24 


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Beethoven - The Sonatas & Diabelli Variations (Series 4)*

 Sonatas #1-4Mar 17 

 Sonatas #5-10 (incl. "Pathétique")                 Mar 18 

 Sonatas #11-15 (incl. "Moonlight", "Pastorale")                                                  Mar 23*

 Sonatas #16-21 (incl. "Tempest", "Waldstein")Mar 24

 Sonatas #22-26 (incl. "Appassionata", "Les Adieux")                                         Mar 25*

 Sonatas #27-29 (incl. "Hammerklavier")                                                         Apr 1   

 Sonatas #30-32                                                                                        Apr 8  

 The Diabelli Variations                                                                                        .Apr 15

    * Mar 23 at 7:30pm; Mar 25 at 1:00pm

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Bach - The Keyboard Music (Series 5)*                                 .
  (* see Sunrise Series; at First Unitarian Society of Westchester; Sundays 8:30am)  
   Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue  /  Italian Concerto  Sep 25  √
   The Inventions      Oct 2   
  The Sinfonias Oct 9   √
   The English Suites - #1         /  The Well-Tempered Clavier #1 & 2 Oct 23  √
      English Suite #2                 /     WTC #3 & 4 Oct 30  √
       English Suite #3                 /     WTC #5 & 6 Nov 13  √
       English Suite #4                 /     WTC #7 & 8 Nov 20  
       English Suite #5                 /     WTC #9 & 10 Dec 4   
       English Suite #6                 /     WTC #11 & 12 Dec 11  
   The French Suites - # 1        /     WTC #13 - 16 Jan 8   
       French Suite #2                 /     WTC #17 - 20 Jan 15  
       French Suite #3                 /     WTC #21 - 24 Jan 22 
       French Suite #4                 /     WTC #25 - 28 Feb 5  
       French Suite #5                 /     WTC #29 - 32 Feb 12 
       French Suite #6                 /     WTC #33 - 36 Feb 19 
   The Partitas - # 1                 /     WTC #37 & 38 Feb 26 
       Partita #2                          /     WTC #39 & 40 Mar 4  
       Partita #3                          /     WTC #41 & 42 Mar 11  
       Partita #4                          /     WTC #43 & 44  Mar 25  
       Partita #5                          /     WTC #45 & 46 Aug11**
       Partita #6                          /     WTC #47 & 48                                          . Aug18**
   The French Overture / Four Duets  Aug25**
   The Goldberg Variations Spring '13
      ** at Studio Hollywood, Saturdays at 3:00pm  
    
Schubert, Brahms & Liszt - The Major Works (Series 6)

Schubert Sonata A min (D845) / Liszt Jeux d'eau, V.d'Obermann / Brahms Handel Var.July 8 

Schubert 3 Pieces / Liszt Au bord d'une source, Sonata / Brahms Sonata #3 in F min
Aug 12 

Schubert The Late Piano Sonatas - in C min (D958) / A maj (D 959) / B-flat maj (D960)
Aug 19

Liszt Sonetti, Mephisto WaltzBrahms Paganini Var. / Schubert "Wanderer" Fantasy
Aug 26




The Russian & Eastern European Masters (Series 7)

Rachmaninoff  the Preludes
Sep 9 

Rachmaninoff  Etudes-Tableaux (Op. 39)


Sep 16

Rachmaninoff  Sonata #1 (D minor) & Sonata #2 (B-flat minor) Sep 23

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The Masters Series Concerts

The Masters Series Concerts, presented by Studio Hollywood with the sponsorship of Arista International, comprise approximately 50 recital programs arranged into eight mostly weekend afternoon/evening Series spanning the full 2011-12 concert season.  The series programs - which are open to the public - represent a continuation of the 2010-11 Sunrise Music Series, with the intention of presenting the masterpieces of classical piano literature in a private and contemplative setting, surrounded by the natural beauty and gardens that are visible from the Studio’s recital hall.  The performances are intended to be semi-formal but well-prepared offerings, and constitute an intermediate step toward final concert preparation.

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For additional information on the Masters Series:

.  email: AlanMurray@Studio-Hollywood.com