Trevor Stephenson
Keyboard Performance • Piano, Fortepiano, Harpsichord

Music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert
Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano
Margaret Fox, mezzo-soprano

Saturday evening, October 24 at 7 pm.

Featured composers are Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert. Trevor Stephenson will be at the 18th-century fortepiano. Guest artist, outstanding mezzo-soprano Margaret Fox. Many of you may have heard Margaret’s spectacular performance in Madison in July at the national Handel Aria Competition!
At the October 24 house concert: Haydn’s masterpiece story-song “Ariadne auf Naxos” and several lieder by Schubert, including the haunting/gothic “Der Doppelgänger” and his incomparably elegant “Litaney auf das Fest Aller Seelen” (Litany for All-Souls Day, Nov. 2).

If you would like to attend, please email as soon as possible; reservations are required --
Seating is limited to 45 people. Admission is $40 per person. Refreshments will be served.

October 24, 2015, Saturday, 7 pm: House Concert at the home of Rose and Trevor Stephenson, 5729 Forsythia Place, Madison WI 53705

This coming season I’ll be teaching two classes. First, a Survey of Keyboard Music from the 16th—20th century. Second, Music of Beethoven & Chopin. The Survey of Keyboard Music class will run on five consecutive Monday evenings from 6-7:30 pm, October 5 through November 2. The Beethoven & Chopin class will also be on Monday evenings from 6-7:30 pm, January 25 through February 22. All classes will be held at my home-studio (5729 Forsythia Place, Madison WI 53705). Reading knowledge of music is suggested. Enrollment for each 5-part course is $135; students enrolling for both courses receive a 10% discount. Class size limited to 20 students.

Survey of Keyboard Music from the 16th—20th century
Instruments: 17th-c. Italian Harpsichord, 17th-c. Flemish Harpsichord, 18th-c. German double harpsichord, 18th-c. fortepiano, 19th-c. Victorian parlor-grand piano, 19th-c. Victorian upright piano, c. 1855 Viennese concert grand piano (Bösendorfer)

October 5 – Renaissance and Early Baroque, the 16th & 17th century masters: Gabrieli, Byrd, Froberger, Frescobaldi
October 12 – High Baroque, early 18th c. : J. S. Bach, Handel, Scarlatti
October 19 – Classical, late 18th-c.: C. P. E. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, (early) Beethoven
October 26 – Romantic, 19th-c: (late) Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms
November 2 – Impressionist and Early 20th-c. Modern: Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, Ives

Music of Beethoven & Chopin
Instruments: 18th-c. fortepiano, 19th-c. Victorian parlor-grand piano, 19th-c. Victorian upright piano, c. 1855 Viennese concert grand piano (Bösendorfer)

January 25 – Beethoven, Six Ecossaises WoO 83; Chopin, selected Mazurkas
February 1 – Beethoven, Sonata in C# minor op. 27 #2 (Moonlight); Chopin, Nocturnes in Db major op. 27 #2 & C minor op. 48 #2
February 8 – Beethoven, Sonata in C major op. 53 (Waldstein); Chopin, Etude in C major op. 10 #1, Waltz in A minor op. 34 #2
February 15 – Beethoven, Sonata in Ab major, op. 110; Chopin Ballade, Ab major, op. 47
February 22 – Beethoven, Sonata in C minor, op. 111; Chopin, Scherzo in C# minor, op. 39
Topics: Tempo, tempo rubato, touch, articulation, phrase groupings, fingering, pedaling, tuning and temperament. Accounts of how Chopin and Beethoven taught and played. Correspondence between historical aesthetics and construction techniques used in making fortepianos and 19th-c. pianos.

2015-16 SEASON starts with concerts on october 3 & 4
Baroque Concertos
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Songs by Mozart, Haydn & Schubert
Chelsea Morris, soprano
Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano

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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