DAVID GROSS

Pianist

These are some sample programs that demonstrate my interest in balancing repertoire of various eras and styles. Each of them contains highlights of the great masters, as well as rare gems by lesser-known, or even obscure composers.

Sample Program One
Johann Kuhnau
(1660-1722)
The Battle between David and Goliath
(First Biblical Sonata)
Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)
Die Davidsbündler
18 Character Pieces, op. 6
--Intermission--
Karol Szymanowski
(1882-1937)
Masques
op. 34
Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)
Polonaise-Fantaisie
A-flat major, op. 61

Sample Program Two
Jan Hugo Voříšek
(1791-1826)
Fantaisie
op. 12
Leoš Janáček
(1854-1928)
In the Mist
Erwin Schulhoff
(1894-1942)
Jazz Etudes
--Intermission--
Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)
Sixteen German Dances and Two Ecossaises
D 783
Wandererfantasie
C major, D 760

Sample Program Three
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Grande Sonate Pathétique
c minor, op. 13
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Carnaval
op. 9
--Intermission--
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Children's Corner
Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) Rêves (Dreams)
En Bohême, scène champêtre
Près du château
La fête des paysans bohémiens

Sample Program Four
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Sonata quasi una fantasia
E-flat Major, op. 27 #1
Hans Werner Henze (1926--) Variations
(1948)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
(1809-1847)
Four Songs Without Words
A major, op. 19 #3
     ("Hunter's Song")
f-sharp minor, op. 106 #2
Duetto, A-flat major, op. 38 #6
C major, op. 67 #4
     ("Spinning Song")
--Intermission--
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Miroirs
Noctuelles
Oiseaux tristes
Une barque sur l'Océan
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Fantasies
op. 116
Photo credit: Jeff Mitchell