The Classical Keyboard in Boston

Berry

I strongly recommend a series of recitals by the always excellent fortepianist Sylvia Berry. Berry will be playing a series of recitals in the Boston area during October. 

A specialist in late 18th– and early 19th-century Viennese music, she has quickly become a favorite in Boston and beyond not only for her exciting performances, but for her engaging commentary about the music and the instruments she plays. Benjamin Dunham of Early Music America stated of a recent solo appearance: “… [she] revealed a poetic sensibility and a willingness to draw listeners in with spaces to pause and reflect. These qualities contrasted nicely with up-tempo movements, which were handled with verve,” while her work in Opera Boston’s production of La clemenza di Tito led Lloyd Schwartz to write in the Boston Phoenix, “Special applause for continuo fortepianist Sylvia Berry, [who played] as if she were one of the actors.”

 

October 1st at the Boston Athenaeum
Music for keyboard, four-hands
Sylvia Berry and Shuann Chai, harpsichord
Johann Christian Bach: Sonata in C major, Op. 15
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major, K. 358
Muzio Clementi: Sonata in C major, Op. 6

October 11th at Taylor House
Master and Heir Apparent: Music of Haydn and Beethoven
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E-flat, Hob. XVI: 52 (1794/95)
Adagio in G major, Hob. XV: 22 (1794)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest” (1801/02)
Selections from Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 (1802)

October 18th at First Parish, Cohasset
Master and Heir Apparent: Music of Haydn and Beethoven
Sylvia Berry, fortepiano
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E-flat, Hob. XVI: 52 (1794/95)
Adagio in G major, Hob. XV: 22 (1794)
Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32 (1776)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest” (1801/02)
Selections from Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 (1802)

October 24th at Clark University
Haydn at the Keyboard: Four Sonatas from Four Decades, A lecture recital by Sylvia Berry
Sylvia Berry, harpsichord and fortepiano
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E major Hob. XVI:13 (before 1766)
Sonata in B minor Hob XVI:32 (1776)
Sonata in B-flat major Hob. XVI:41 (1782/84)
Sonata in C major Hob. XVI:50 (1794/95)

For more information: http://www.sylviaberry.org/cgi-bin/concerts2.pl

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