Matthay Festival 2015

Eastman School of Music
Rochester, New York

June 8-11, 2015

9:00   Keynote Lecture:
Stewart Gordon

“Cécile Staub Genhart, Pianist and Teacher"

(Hatch Recital Hall)

Donald Hageman

"The Simplicity of Piano Technique"

(East Wing 415)

Steven Smith

“Matthay and the Advanced Technique: Exploring the Four Daily Exercises for Advanced Students and Artists"

(East Wing 415)


Richard Becker

Lecture/Demonstration: "An Examination of Cécile Genhart's Teachings in Selected Works:"
Chopin: Nocturne in B-flat minor
Debussy: Reflets dan l'eau
Brahms: Paganini Variations. Bk. I

(Hatch Recital Hall)

Richard Becker and Signe Zale

"Some Piano Compositions by Students of Cécile Genhart: Selections by Becker, Dykstra, Fennimore, and others"

(Hatch Recital Hall)

Ann Sears

“Performing Bach's Goldberg Variations on the Modern Piano"

(Hatch Recital Hall)

Noon         Registration

(Lowry Hall)

1:00         Registration continued till 1:30 pm

(Lowry Hall)

(At 12:45)

A Special Presentation by
Bob Berkman

“Matthay and the Pianola"

(Hatch Recital Hall)

Arjola Miruku

“A Look at Some of the Matthay Compositions Owned by Cécile Genhart"

(East Wing 415)

2:00 (Hatch Recital Hall at 1:30)

Welcoming and Brief Remarks by Mary Pendleton-Hoffer, President of the AMAP

followed by

Barry Snyder

Mozart: 8 Variations on “Come un agnello” [from the opera Fra i due litiganti il terzo gode by Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802)], K.460/454a
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, no. 4
Szymanowski: Mazurka in E minor, Op. 50, no. 1
Sydney Hodkinson: from Stolen Goods,* No. 2 "Chase"
Delibes/Dohnanyi: Waltz from Coppelia
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

*Written for Barry Snyder
Marie Hasse

“Teaching the Younger Pianist with Matthay Principles"

(East Wing 415)
(Beginning at 2:15)

Special Panel/Symposium:

"Cécile Staub Genhart: Assessments, Remembrances, and Reminiscences," with
Richard Becker, Aiko Onishi, Brian Preston, Janice Razaq, Richard Reber, Neil Rutman, Steven Smith, Barry Snyder, and

Stewart Gordon, Moderator

(Hatch Recital Hall)

Valerie Tryon

Master Class

(East Wing 415)

3:30 (At 3:00)
A Tour of the Eastman Sibley Library and an
Examination of Materials Bequeathed by Cécile Staub Genhart, with David Peter Coppen, Special Collections Librarian and Archivist
Terry McRoberts

"The Legacy of Harriet Cohen as Illustrated by her Recordings, Writings, and Transcriptions"

(Hatch Recital Hall)

(Beginning at 3:45)

Alan Walker

"Liszt and the Keyboard"

(Hatch Recital Hall)

Special Colloquium on Historic Recordings:

Bringing the "Matthay Sound" Back to Life, and a Look at the World of Historic Piano Re-Issuings, with Gregor Benko, Donald Manildi, Michael Spring, and Stephen Siek, Moderator

(Hatch Recital Hall)

5:00 Officers and Directors Meeting of the AMAP (at 4:30)

(Hilton Garden Inn)

AMAP Annual Meeting

(Hatch Recital Hall)


BANQUET (at 6:00; Cash bar reception beginning at 5:45) at The Rochester Club Ballroom
8:00 Dan Franklin Smith

(Kilbourn Hall)

Mendelssohn: Fantasy on an Irish Melody, Op.15
Liszt: Apparitions
Beethoven/Liszt: "Adelaide"
Richard Pearson Thomas: the star to every wandering bark (Theme and Variations) (2003)
Viktor Ullmann: Sonata No. 9, Op. 46
Jose Vianna da Motta: Chula da Douro (from Scenas Portuguezas)
Villa-Lobos: Alma Brasileira (Choros #5)
Astor Piazzolla: Sin Rumbo (Tango)
Hector Campos-Parsi: Santa Maria (#1 from Plenas)
Neil Rutman

(Kilbourn Hall)

Beethoven: Rondo alla ingharese quasi un capriccio (Rondo in the Hungarian Style)
Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D. 960
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B-flat, Op. 23, no. 2
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in E-flat, Op. 23, no. 6
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in D, Op. 23, no. 4
Rachmaninoff: Moment Musical in B minor, Op. 16, no. 3
Rachmaninoff: Moment Musical in E minor, Op. 16, no. 4
Valerie Tryon

(Kilbourn Hall)

J. S. Bach/Myra Hess: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," from Cantata No. 147
Haydn: Fantasy in C, Hob. XVII/4
Mozart: Sonata in A minor, K. 310
Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses
John Ireland: Amberley Wild Brooks (1921)
John Ireland: Ragamuffin (1918)
Chopin/Liszt: "The Maiden's Wish"
Chopin/Liszt: "My Joys"
Liszt: Die Lorelei
Schubert/Liszt: Ave Maria
Chopin: Barcarolle
Chopin: Scherzo in C# minor
Janice Larson Razaq

(Kilbourn Hall)

Sweelinck: Variations on "Mein junges Leben hat ein End"
Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
Kent Kennan: Three Preludes
Ravel: "Noctuelles" from Miroirs
Ravel: "Alborada del gracioso" from Miroirs
Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann
Liszt: Paraphrase on Rigoletto
9:30     Reception following Ms. Tryon's Recital in Cominsky Promenade  

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