Tuesday, November 3, 2009


If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may remember Johanne and I had a combination art show/piano recital last fall. We enjoyed it so much we decided to try to have one once a year. Well, the time has come! ConcART II will take place Sunday, November 15, 2009.

Johanne will be showing the pastel paintings and oil studies she's done this year, as well as a few older paintings that won awards in 2009.

To kick off the show, I'll give another recital of classical piano music. I wanted to mix things up a little this year. Last year's recital was very heavy on Romantic and Spanish music. I think this new program is more varied, and maybe a little more accessible.
  1. Twelve Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" (Wolfgang A. Mozart)
  2. Etude Op.10 No.3 (Frederic Chopin)
  3. Sonata No.84 (Antonio Soler)
  4. Arabesque I (Claude Debussy)
  5. Danza de la Pastora (Ernesto Halffter)
  6. Prelude Op.23 No.5 (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
If you can make it to Austin November 15, let me know and I'll send you the Evite.


  1. Hey there. Really enjoy your playing. I would like to suggest a piece of music I had fun learning. It's "Chanson D'Automne" by Stephen Reynolds. I think its only been recorded by Stephen Hough.


    The sheet music was very difficult to find but I have it in PDF form if its something you're interested in. I would be happy to send it via e-mail. I play a lot of Rachmaninoff. If he's a composer of interest to you, I would suggest Medtner to you. The Fairy tales are difficult and amazing pieces. Sheet music again,also difficult to find, but I could send it as well.

  2. I guess I should provide an e-mail address if you're interested in the music. contagieux@yahoo.com

  3. Hey David. Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for the music suggestions. The timing is perfect because I'm currently on the hunt for something new and different. I'll check out Reynolds and Medtner.