Piano pieces I’ve performed

Once I was the King of Spain.  Okay, that’s a lie.  But once I was a promising classical and jazz pianist.  No, really.

I played lots of really amazing and beautiful pieces and won lots of competitions.  But you’ll have to take my word for it; the video and audio tapes are locked up in a closet in some music teacher’s house (seriously), and he’s shown little inclination towards making them universally useful and accessible (much to my sadness!).  I have half a mind to fly down there, get on my knees, and then — with my laptop and a fine cassette player — do lots and lots of digital recording.

But I digress.   I recently — somewhat OCD-like — did go through all the paper programs I could find from my piano’ing days, and — for your perusing pleasure — typed out a list of all the songs I performed.  Enjoy!

 

Performed at Music Teacher Association of California recitals throughout California (but mostly in Thousand Oaks):

  • Dec 4, 1977 – Adam’s Song – Lasnik
  • Oct 22, 1978 – Unnamed – Lasnik
  • Mar 4, 1979 – Jumping Frogs – Lasnik
  • May 6, 1979 – Roundelay – Anon
  • Oct 28, 1979 – Playful Otter – Lasnik
  • Feb 3, 1980 – Bouree – Krieger
  • Apr 27, 1980 – Weeping Willows – Lasnik
  • Oct 26, 1980 – Minuet and Trio in C – Haydn
  • Feb 1, 1981 – Baby’s Lullaby – Lasnik
  • Mar 8, 1981 – Prelude in e (from the short preludes and fughettas) – Junior Bach Festival Third Region
  • Oct 25, 1981 – Dance of the Raindrops – Lasnik
  • May 22, 1983 – Sonata 1959, 1st Movement – Khachaturian
  • Oct 23, 1983 – Sailor’s Song – Heller
  • Apr 1, 1984 – Polonaise Op.40 #1 – Chopin
  • Oct 21, 1984 – Winter Blues – Lasnik
  • Jan 13, 1985 – Prelude & Fugue #15, Bk 2 – Bach
  • Feb 24, 1985 – Prelude & Fugue in G Major BWV 884 – Southern California Junior Bach Festival Region 1
  • Apr 21, 1985 – Prelude & Fugue in G Major, WTC II – Southern California Junior Bach Festival
  • Apr 28, 1985 – The Wanderer – Mendelssohn – MTAC Certificate of Merit Regional Honors Festival
  • May 19, 1985 – Bagatelles #1 & 7 – Tcherepnin
  • Oct 27, 1985 – Sonata, Op. 79, Mvmt. 1 – Beethoven
  • Nov 17, 1985 – Preludes #6 and #13 – Scriabin
  • Jan 12, 1986 – Prelude & Fugue #20, Bk 2 – Southern California Junior Bach Festival
  • Apr 20, 1986 – Ballade in g min – Brahms – MTAC Certificate of Merit Regional Honors Festival
  • Apr 27, 1986 – Ballade Op.118 – Brahms
  • May 18, 1986 – Fantastic Dances #1-#3 – Shostokovich
  • Nov 23, 1986 – Suite Op 14 #1 – Bartok
  • Jan 25, 1987 – Partita #5, Praembulum – Southern California Junior Bach Festival
  • Apr 26, 1987 – Danza del Gaucho Matrero – Ginestera – Certificate of Merit Honors Festival
  • May 17, 1987 – Danza del Gaucho Matrero – Ginestera
  • Oct 25, 1987 – Sonata Op. 31 #1 1st Movt – Beethoven
  • Jan 21, 1988 – Danse – Debussy
  • Jan ??, 1988 –  c minor, Allemande, Courante – Bach – Southern California Junior Bach Festival
  • Jun 5, 1988 – Etude Op.10 No.5 (“Black Key Etude”; oh boy, was this a toughie for me!)- Chopin
  • Jan 22, 1989 – Sonata Op 31 #1 Mov 3 – Beethoven
  • Apr 9, 1989 – Toccata in g, Adagio, Allegro, Adagio – Southern California Junior Bach Festival
  • Apr 30, 1989 – Toccata in g, BWV 915 – Bach Festival Region 1
  • Jun 4, 1989 – Etude Op 10 #3 – Chopin

Oct 21, 1989 – University Jazz Lab Band NU

  • Corner Pocket (Until I Met You) – Freddy Green
  • Blue Moane – Don Sebesky
  • Chickenyard Social – Les Hooper
  • Matchpoint – Don Schamber

Feb 3, 1990 – University Jazz Lab Band NU

  • Fanfare – Hugo Montenegro
  • Sweet Georgia Upside Down – Phil Kelly
  • Here’s The Rainy Day – James Van Heusen and Johnny Burke, arranged by Dee Barton
  • A Tube of Blues – Rich Matteson
  • Latin Dance – Bob Mintzer
  • The Last Great Georgia Extravaganza – Tom Kubis

Unknown date:

  • Scherzo – Haydn – Holiday Recital
  • Monday, June 24 (when I was in the 8th grade) – Robin Clary Presents
  • Prelude #3 – Kabalensky
  • Bagatelle #3 – Tcherepnin
  • Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
  • Arabesque – Granados

Unlisted:

  • All the songs I played in high school jazz band
  • The zillions of songs I accompanied singers and instrumentalists on in high school and college
  • My musical theatre performances
  • My many, many piano medleys
  • Lots of other stuff I’ve forgotten
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