A Conservatory of Music faculty recital by David Breitman, fortepiano.
Six Bagatelles, Op. 126 (1823-24) Ludwig van Beethoven
Andante con moto
Presto—Andante amabile e con moto
Two Impromptus, Op. 90 (1827) Franz Schubert
No. 1 in C Minor
No. 2 in E-flat Major
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Sonata in E Major, Op. 109 (1820-21) Beethoven
Vivace ma non troppo—Adagio espressivo
Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo:
Gesangvoll mit innigster Empfindung (Theme and Variations)
Two Impromptus, Op. 90 (1827) Schubert
No. 3 in G-flat Major
No. 4 in A-flat Major
Fortepiano by Zierer: Vienna, 1829
Pianist David Breitman directs the Historical Performance Program. He is equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, and enjoys both solo and ensemble playing. Recent seasons have included Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto and Choral Fantasy on both historical and modern pianos, and several performances at the renowned Cobbe Collection of historical instruments outside of London.
His collaboration with baritone Sanford Sylvan spans more than 30 years, with several hundred recitals and four CD’s, ranging from Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, to the premiere recording of the Glass Hammer, a major song cycle by the Cuban-American composer Jorge Martin. He has recorded the Mozart piano-violin sonatas on historical instruments with Jean-François Rivest for Analekta and, in a collaboration of a different sort, he is one of seven fortepianists on the 10-CD recording of the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle on CLAVES.