Trevor Stephenson
Keyboard Performance • Piano, Fortepiano, Harpsichord

Madison Bach Musicians

April 18 & 19

Mass in B minor -- by J. S. Bach

Marc Vallon, conductor
Madison Bach Musicians collaboration with Madison Choral Project


Friday, April 18
6:45 pm lecture, 7:30 pm concert
First Congregational Church
1609 University Ave., Madison WI 53726


Saturday, April 19
6:45 pm lecture, 7:30 concert
First Unitarian Society, Atrium Auditorium
900 University Bay Drive, Madison WI 53705

Advance-price discount tickets go on sale Sept. 1 at:
A Room of One’s Own, Farley’s House of Pianos,
Willy St. Co-op (east & west), Orange Tree Imports & Ward Brodt.
Tickets also available at the door.

 

 

Class Enrollment Now Open

Schubert and Chopin at the 19th-century Piano
Trevor Stephenson, instructor
May 6, 13, 20, 27

A four-part course on the piano music of Schubert and Chopin.
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm at Trevor Stephenson’s home studio in Madison (5729 Forsythia Place): May 6, 13, 20, 27

We’ll compare specific works (see repertoire below) by the two masters, and discuss their overall stylistic similarities and differences. We’ll look at different ways to approach performance of their music: fingering, articulation, touch, tempo, pedaling, and rubato. I’ll also talk about the pianos of their time and how the tonal aesthetics encapsulated by these instruments is integrated with both Chopin and Schubert’s approach to composition. I’ll demonstrate on the late 18th-century fortepiano, the mid 19th-century upright piano, and the mid 19th-century parlor grand piano.

Repertoire
Schubert – Impromptus op. 90, Three Piano Pieces, “Wanderer” Fantasy, Sonata in B-flat major D. 960
Chopin – Nocturnes op. 9 nos. 1 & 2, Etudes op. 10 no. 1 and op. 25 no. 1, Waltz in A minor op. 34 no. 2
Mazurkas op. 24 nos. 1 & 2, Ballade in F minor op 52

Enrollment fee: $160
Enrollment deadline May 1.
email trevor@trevorstephenson.com
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House Concert
Schubert & Chopin
May 31, 7:30 pm

On Saturday evening, May 31 at 7:30 pm, I’ll play a house concert of music by these two masters.
Included on the program are Chopin’s F minor Ballade op. 52, and Schubert’s last Piano Sonata, B-flat major D. 960.
Concert will be at my home studio: 5729 Forsythia Place, Madison WI 53705. Admission $40 Light refreshments served
Reservations required: trevor@trevorstephenson.com

 

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Two New CD Releases
Listen to samples and order online at our Recordings page

Baroque Songs and Arias
Bach, Handel, Purcell, Monteverdi, Caccini, other baroque masters
Amy Haworth, soprano
Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord
Anna Steinhoff, viola da gamba

Franz Schubert - Songs
Amy Haworth, soprano
Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano

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Trevor is now in the process of publishing a series of performance and educational videos on YouTube.
Have a listen at Trevor's Channel on YouTube

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"Madison’s Classical Musician of the Year for 2009 is keyboardist, educator and conductor Trevor Stephenson."
Jacob Stockinger, The Well Tempered Ear (blog article)

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