Repertoire List: 2011-2012 Academic Year

Hello, world! My busy season was so busy that I didn’t have time to blog, but the good news is that I’ve accumulated a huge amount of writing material in my head. Let’s start with the music that was keeping me busy:

Works performed in public:

Barber Sure on this shining night, Op. 13, No. 3 (choral version)
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring”
Berg Violin Concerto (Andante—Allegretto)
Brahms “O liebliche Wangen” from Fünf Lieder, Op. 47, No. 4
Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 (selected movements)
Corigliano Fern Hill
Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (selected movements)
Foster, arr. Parker and Shaw Gentle Annie
Gluck “O del mio dolce ardor” from Paride ed Elena
Khachaturian Flute Concerto (Allegro vivace)
Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro
Messiaen Le merle noir
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 (Allegro)
Mozart Ave verum corpus in D major, K. 618
Rorem “As Adam Early in the Morning” from 14 Songs on American Poetry
Rorem “O You Whom I Often and Silently Come” from 14 Songs on American Poetry
Roussel Joueurs de flûte
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Saint-Saëns Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168
Schönberg “Als wir hinter dem beblümten Tore” from Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten, Op. 15
Schönberg “Wenn sich bei heilger Ruh” from Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten, Op. 15
Schumann Liederkreis, Op. 24
Shadle, Charles The Hills of Dawn (World Premiere)
Taktakishvili Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major
Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 444
Weissenborn Romanze, Op. 3

Works prepared for auditions, juries, and recordings:

Brahms Die Mainacht, Op. 43, No. 2
Brahms Es hing der Reif, Op. 106, No. 3
Britten “Asleep, my love?” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 64
Chausson Le colibri, Op. 2, No. 7
Debussy Clair de lune (1882)
Donizetti “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’Elisir d’Amore
Handel “V’adoro, pupille” from Giulio Cesare
Haydn “On mighty pens” from The Creation
Schumann “Widmung” from Myrthen, Op. 25, No. 1
Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, AV 132
Vaughan Williams Linden Lea

I haven’t included children’s choir repertoire (I play for grades K through 8) and music that was prepared in lesson or rehearsals but not performed.

More blog posts to come, I promise!


In the Practice Room

Lock me in the practice room, and throw away the key! Here’s the music I should be practicing instead of updating my blog.

For piano:
SCHUMANN Liederkreis Op. 24
TAKTAKISHVILI Sonata for Flute and Piano (1968)
TANSMAN Suite for Bassoon and Piano (1952)
BEETHOVEN  Mass in C (Despite all my whining, the choral parts require a lot more practicing than the orchestra part.)

For voice:
My super top secret package of five arias*

For brain (i.e., memorization):
WAGNER Die Meistersinger

*Just kidding!
MOZART Durch Zärtlichkeit
BELLINI Ah! non credea…Ah! non giunge
MOORE Willow Song
RAVEL Fire Aria

Repertoire List: 2010-2011 Academic Year

My first school year as a full-time collaborative pianist is over. I knew I learned a lot of music, but now that I’ve written out, I’ve impressed even myself!

Works performed in public:

Bach “Et in unum dominum” from Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Barber Love’s Caution
Barber “Under the willow tree” from Vanessa
Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17
Berlioz Nuits d’Été, Op. 7 (selected movements)
Bolcom “Over the Piano” from Cabaret Songs, Vol. 1
Bourdeau Premier Solo
Brahms Ach, wende diesen Blick, Op. 57, No. 4
Brahms Ich schwing mein Horn ins Jammertal, Op. 41, No. 1
Brahms O schöne Nacht, Op. 92, No. 1
Brahms Unbewegte, laue Luft, Op. 57, No. 8
Brahms Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84, No. 4
Brahms Weg der Liebe, Op. 20, No. 2
Brahms Wie rafft ich mich auf, Op. 32, No. 1
Brahms Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103
Britten “Let the florid music praise!” from On this island, Op. 11
Cutter From a Shaker Hymnal
Elgar Romance, Op. 62
Foss “Lulu’s Song” from The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Handel “La giustizia” from Giulio Cesare
Haydn Salve Regina, Hob. XXIIb:2
Liszt Missa Choralis, S 10 (selected movements)
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Messiaen Trois Mélodies
Mozart Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618
Previn Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Purcell I was glad when they said unto me, O Lord, Z 19
Purcell “No, resistance is but vain” from Maid’s Last Prayer
Purcell “Sound the trumpet” from Come, ye sons of art, away
Purcell What can we poor females do? Z 518
Quilter “Weep you no more” from Seven Elizabethan Songs, Op. 12
Reger Fünf Duette, Op. 14
Rossini Canzonetta Spagnuola
Rossini La Regata Veneziana
Schubert Nachtelle, Op. 134
Schumann Drei Lieder, Op. 62
Thompson “Howl ye” from The Peaceable Kingdom
Vivaldi Sonata No. 6 in B-flat major, RV 46
Walton “Wapping Old Stairs” from A Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table

Works recorded or performed for auditions:

Barber Sure on this shining night, Op. 13, No. 3
Clarinet Sonata Op. 120, No. 1 (selected movements)
Brahms Wir wandelten, Op. 96, No. 2
Meet Doctor Livermore
“Verdi prati” from Alcina
“Non so più” from Le Nozze di Figaro
“Stizzoso, mio stizzoso” from La serva padrona
“Nahandove” from Chansons madécasses
Rodgers and Hammerstein “When I Marry Mr. Snow” from Carousel
“Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila
Schumann “Er ist’s” from Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79, No. 23
Weill “Speak Low” from One touch of Venus

There’s even more music that I’ve learned in lessons but haven’t performed. Already this year I had multiple students learning the same pieces, which makes my practicing doubly efficient. But 98% of the repertoire I learned this year was brand new. Whew!