Past Programs

2015-16 Concert Series

The Classical Sonata before 1800, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Haydn – Sonata in A flat, nr. 41; Mozart – Sonata in F, K. 332, Beethoven – Sonata in f minor, op. 2, nr. 1.

Mendelssohn & Schumann, featuring Jennifer Culp, cellist, and Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Mendelssohn – Song Without Words in g minor for piano, op. 102, nr. 4; Rondo Capriccio in e minor, op. 14 for piano; Song Without Words in D, op. 109 for cello & piano; Variations Concertantes, op. 17 for cello & piano; and Schumann – Novelette in F, op. 21, nr. 1 for piano; Three Romances, op. 94 for cello & piano; Fantasy Pieces, op. 97 for cello & piano.

2014-15 Concert Series

Chopin: The Dance, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing 4 Mazurkas – f sharp minor (op. 6, nr. 1), f minor, c sharp minor, f sharp minor (op. 59, nr. 1); 4 Waltzes – E flat, G flat, a minor, A flat; 3 Polonaises – e flat minor, c minor, A flat “Heroic.

Schubert & Beethoven, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Schubert – “Wanderer” Fantasy in C, op. 15; Beethoven – “Waldstein” Sonata in C, op. 53.

All-Bach Program, Jennifer Culp, cellist, and Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Suite for Cello, nr. 2 in d minor; Partita for Keyboard, nr. 1 in B flat; Sonata for Cello and Keyboard, nr. 1 in G.

2013-14 Concert Series

Cafés, Cabarets, Clubs, featuring Deeji Killian, soprano; Bob Tangney, baritone; Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano; and Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing piano works by Brahms, Albeniz, Joplin, Gershwin, and songs and duets by Weill, Poulenc, Satie, Offenbach, Foster R. Rodgers, C. Porter, Puccini.

The Versatile Piano, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Bach – Prelude & Fugue in A flat from Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1; Scarlatti – Sonata in d minor; Mozart – Rondo in D, K. 485; Chopin – Barcarolle in F sharp, op. 60; Rachmaninoff – Prelude in g sharp minor, op. 32, nr. 12; Debussy – Prelude “Sunken Cathedral”; Prokofiev – Five Visions Fugitives; Gershwin – 3rd Prelude; Barber – Excursions, op. 20, nr. 1; Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodie, nr. 6.

All-Grieg Program, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Sonata in e minor, op. 7; “Solveig’s Song” from “Peer Gynt” Suite, arr. F. Kronacher; Lyric Pieces: In My Homeland, Waltz, Butterfly, Solitary Traveller, March of the Dwarfs, Notturno, Elegie, To Spring


2012-13 Concert Series

Beethoven Sonatas, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Sonata in c minor, op. 10 nr. 1; Sonata in d minor “Tempest,” op. 31 nr. 2; Sonata in E major, op. 109.

Two Centuries of Piano Repertoire, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Scarlatti – Two Sonatas: E Major, K. 380; b minor, K. 27; Mozart – Sonata in D, K. 576; Brahms – Rhapsodie in g minor, op. 79 nr. 2; Bartok – Roumanian Folk Dances; Rachmaninoff – Two Preludes: E flat, op. 23 nr. 6; g minor, op. 23 nr. 5; Chopin – Scherzo in E, op. 54.

Schubert and Schumann, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Schubert – Landler in A; Allegretto in c minor; Impromptu in E flat, op. 90 nr. 2; Schumann – “Carnaval,” op. 9. Presented in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and Sherman Clay Pianos, Seattle, Washington.


2011-12 Concert Series

Mozart Piano Sonatas, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Sonata in C, K. 545 ; Sonata in A, K. 331; and Sonata in a minor, K. 310. Presented in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and Sherman Clay Pianos, Seattle, Washington.

Masters of the Keyboard, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Bach – 2 Preludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier; Scarlatti – 2 Sonatas; Beethoven – Sonata in E, op. 14, nr. 1; Mendelssohn – 4 Songs Without Words; and Chopin – Ballade in f minor, op. 52.

Piano Quartets, featuring Gennady Filimonov, violinist; Sayaka Kokubo, violist; Charles Jacot, cellist and Fred Kronacher, pianist discussing and performing Schumann – Piano Quartet in E flat, op. 47; and Brahms – Piano Quartet in g minor, op. 25.


2010-11 Concert Series

All Bach Program, featuring Daniel Rouslin, violinist, and Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Partita in E major for Violin, Partita in c minor in Keyboard (Piano) and Sonata in E major for Violin and Keyboard (Piano).

“Friends & Rivals” Chopin & Liszt, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing piano works of Chopin and Liszt, including Liszt’s Vallee d’Obermann, concert etude “Gnomenreigne” and “Valse Oubliée; and Chopin’s Scherzo nr. 2 in b flat minor, Nocturne in D flat, op. 27, nr. 2 and Polonaise in e flat minor, op. 26, nr. 2.

“Fin de Siècle” 1890 to 1910, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist discussing and performing piano works of Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninoff and Albéniz. Presented in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and Sherman Clay Pianos, Seattle, Washington.


2009-10 Concert Series

Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Haydn – Sonata in c minor (1771); Mozart – Rondo in a minor, K. 511; Beethoven – Sonata in F sharp, op. 78; Haydn – Sonata in D (1780). Presented in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and Sherman Clay Pianos, Bellevue, Washington.

A Celebration of Chopin, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing the works of Frederic Chopin. Presented in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and Sherman Clay Pianos, Seattle, Washington. (Click here to enjoy this concert on YouTube.com.)

A Celebration of Schumann, featuring Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano; Daniel Rouslin, violinist; and Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Papillons, op. 2, for piano; Frauenliebe und Leben (A Woman’s Loves and Life), op. 42, for mezzo soprano and piano; Sonata for violin and piano in a minor, op. 105.


2008-09 Concert Series

The Composer Pianist, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Mozart – Sonata in C, K. 330; Bartok – Roumanian Dances; Debussy – Three Preludes; Kronacher – Nocturne in A flat; and Chopin – Ballade nr. 3 in A flat, op. 47.

Schubert & Beethoven Sonatas, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Schubert – Sonata in a minor; and Beethoven – Sonata in C, op. 53 “Waldstein.” Presented in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and Sherman Clay Pianos, Seattle, Washington.


2007-08 Concert Series

Mediterranean Charm: Music of Spain and Italy, featuring Deeji Killian, soprano; Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano; Fred Kronacher, pianist; discussing and performing Piano Works – Scarlatti and Albeniz Songs; and Arias and Duets – Granados, Falla, Rossini, Obradors, Puccini, Bellini and Donizetti.

Piano Recital, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Bach – Partita nr. 1 in B flat; Schubert – Sonata in a minor, op. 143; Bartok – Roumanian Folk Dances; Chopin – Polonaise in c sharp minor, op. 26, nr. 1; Chopin – Ballade nr. 3 in A flat, op. 47. Presented in collaboration with Steinway & Sons and Sherman Clay Pianos, Seattle, Washington.


2006-07 Concert Series
Sundays at the Frye

Masters of the Keyboard: Scarlatti, Mozart, Grieg and Chopin, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Scarlatti – Three Sonatas; Mozart – Sonata in F, K. 332; Grieg – Four Lyric Pieces; Chopin – Waltz in a minor, op. 34, nr. 2 and Scherzo nr. 1 in b minor, op. 20.

Mozart at the Frye, featuring Stephen Bryant, violinist; Sue Jane Bryant, violist; Charles Jacot, cellist; Fred Kronacher, pianist; discussing and performing Sonata for violin and piano in B flat, K. 378; Duet for violin and viola in G, K. 423; Quartet for piano, violin, viola and cello in g minor, K. 478.

German Romanticism: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, performing and discussing Schubert – Impromptu in B flat, op. 142, nr. 3; Schumann – Kinderscenen (Scenes from Childhood), op. 15; Brahms – Three Intermezzi, op. 117; Mendelssohn – Rondo Capriccioso, op. 14.


2005-06 Concert Series

Masters of the Keyboard: Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Chopin, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Bach – Three Preludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier, book 1; Mozart – Sonata in B flat, K. 570; Debussy – Three Preludes, book 1; Chopin – Mazurka in c sharp minor, op. 63, nr. 3; Chopin – Scherzo nr. 3 in c sharp minor, op. 39.

All Brahms Program, featuring, Stephen Bryant, violinist; Sue Jane Bryant, violist; Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano; Fred Kronacher, pianist; discussing and performing Intermezzo in B flat, op. 76, nr. 4, piano solo; Rhapsodie in b minor, op. 79, nr. 1, piano solo; Songs for mezzo soprano and piano; Two songs for mezzo soprano, viola and piano; Sonata in G for violin and piano, op. 78.

Classical Masterworks: Haydn and Beethoven, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist , discussing and performing Haydn – Andante con Variazioni in f minor; Beethoven – Sonata in E flat, op. 27, nr. 1 and Sonata in c sharp minor, op. 27, nr. 2 “Moonlight.”


2004-05 Concert Series

The Classical Romantic and the Arch Romantic: Mendelssohn and Schumann, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Mendelssohn – Two Songs without Words and Variations Serieuses, op. 54; Schumann – Romanze in F sharp, op. 28 nr. 2 and Symphonic Etudes, op. 13.

All Chopin Program, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Polonaise in c sharp minor, op. 26 nr. 1; Scherzo in E, op. 54; Three Etudes, op. 25 nrs. 1, 2 and 12; Mazurka in f sharp minor, op. 59 nr. 3 ; Two Nocturnes, f sharp minor, op. 48 nr. 2 and f minor, op. 55 nr. 1; Ballade in g minor, op. 23.

Trio Masterworks: Haydn and Schubert, featuring Adrianna Hulscher, violinist; Davin Rubicz, cellist; and Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Haydn – Trio in E flat, Hoboken XV: 10; Schubert – Trio in B flat, opus 99.


2003-04 Season Concerts

All American Program, featuring Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano, and Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing songs by Foster, Gershwin, Ives, Copland, Rorem, Barber and Porter and piano works by Joplin, MacDowell and Gershwin.

Late Beethoven Sonatas: Two Masterworks, featuring Fred Kronacher, pianist, discussing and performing Sonata in E, op. 109 and Sonata in A flat, op. 110.

“1886” Brahms and Franck: Two Great Violin Sonatas, featuring Adrianna Hulscher, violinist, and Fred Kronacher, pianist discussing and performing Sonata in A, op. 100, by Johannes Brahms, and Sonata in A, by César Franck.


2002-03 Season Concerts

Immortal Beethoven Sonata, featuring pianist Fred Kronacher discussing and performing Sonata in c, op. 13 “Pathetique” and Sonata in f, op. 57 “Appassionata.”

Trio Masterworks, featuring violinist Adrianna Hulscher, cellist Mara Finkelstein and pianist Fred Kronacher discussing and performing Trio in A, Hoboken xv.9, by Haydn, and Trio in B, op. 8, by Brahms.

A Celebration of Dance, featuring pianist pianist Fred Kronacher discussing and performing French Suite, nr. 2 in c, by Bach; Six Waltzes, by Schubert; Pavane pour une infante défunte, by Ravel; Six Rumanian Dances, by Bartok; Waltz in E flat, op. 18, Mazurka in a, op. 7 nr. 2, and Polonaise in A flat, op. 53, by Chopin.


2001-02 Season Concerts

The Setting Sun of Romanticism, featuring soprano Deeji Killian and pianist Fred Kronacher discussing and performing Songs for Voice and Piano, by R. Strauss, Wolf and Fauré; Works for Solo Piano: 2 Intermezzi (a minor, op. 116 nr. 2; b flat minor, op. 117 nr. 2), Ballade in g minor, op. 118 nr. 3, Romanze in F, op. 118 nr. 5, by Brahms; 2 Preludes (op. 23 nr. 1 in f sharp minor; nr. 5 in g minor), by Rachmaninoff.

Franz Schubert, 1828: The Final Year, featuring pianist Fred Kronacher discussing and performing March in E (1828); Impromptu in A flat, op. 90 nr. 4; Sonata in B flat, op. posthumous.

Bach and the Baroque, featuring flutist Sarah Bassingthwaighte and pianist Fred Kronacher discussing and performing Sonata in E flat, by Bach; Sonata in g minor, by Handel; 2 Preludes and Fugues from the “Well Tempered Clavier,” Book 1, by Bach; 2 Fantasies for Solo Flute, by Telemann; Sonata in g minor, by Bach.

The Composer/Pianist: A Legacy, featuring pianist Fred Kronacher discussing and performing Rondo in D, K. 485, by Mozart, Sonata in F sharp, op. 78, by Beethoven; 4 Visions Fugitives, by Prokofiev; Nocturne in E flat, op. 9 nr. 2 and Barcarolle in F sharp, op. 60, by Chopin; Hungarian Rhapsodie in D flat, by Liszt.


2000-01 Season Concerts

The Italian Baroque and Beyond, featuring violinist Adrianna Hulscher and pianist Fred Kronacher performing and discussing Chaconne in g minor, by Vitali; Four Piano Sonatas, by Scarlatti; Variations on a Theme of Corelli (in the Style of Tartini), by Kreisler; and Suite Italienne, by Stravinsky.

The Romantics and Their Homelands, featuring pianist Fred Kronacher performing and discussing Ländler in A and Hungarian Melody, by Schubert; Three Lyric Pieces, by Grieg; Dumka, opus 35, by Dvorák; Mazurka in c sharp minor, opus 63, nr. 3, Nocturne in D flat, opus 27, nr. 2, and Polonaise in e flat minor, opus 26, by Chopin; Asturias (from Suite Español), by Albeniz; Au Lac du Wallenstadt and Etude après Paganini “La Campanella,” by Liszt.

Late, Great Sonatas, featuring cellist David Tonkonogui and pianist Fred Kronacher performing and discussing Sonata in C, opus 102, nr. 1, by Beethoven; Sonata in d minor, by Debussy; and Sonata in C, opus 119, by Prokofiev.

Classical Piano Sonatas – The Three Masters, featuring pianist Fred Kronacher performing and discussing Sonata in b minor, nr. 39, by Haydn; Sonata in D, K. 576, by Mozart; Sonata in c sharp minor, opus 27, nr. 2 “The Moonlight,” by Beethoven.


1999-2000 Season Concerts

Mozart and the Classical Forms, featuring pianist Fred Kronacher, violinist Marcia Kaufmann, clarinetist William McColl, and violist Scott Ligocki performing and discussing Mozart’s Fantasy in d minor for piano, K. 397; Sonata for violin and piano in F, K. 376; and “Kegelstatt,” Trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano, K. 498.

All Chopin Program, featuring pianist Fred Kronacher performing and discussing Chopin’s Impromptu in A flat – opus 29; “Fantasie Impromptu” in c sharp minor – opus 66; Scherzo in E – opus 54; Nocturne in b flat minor – opus 9, number 1; Nocturne in f sharp minor – opus 48, number 2; three Mazurkas; and Ballade in A flat – opus 47.

Chamber Masterworks, featuring clarinetist Laura DeLuca, cellist David Tonkonogui, and pianist Fred Kronacher performing and discussing Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Trio in B flat for clarinet, cello, and piano – opus 11, and Johannes Brahms’ Trio in a minor for clarinet, cello, and piano – opus 114.

À la Francaise, featuring soprano Terri Richter, mezzo soprano Catherine Treadgold and pianist Fred Kronacher in a celebration of 100 years of great French music. The program included songs for two voices and piano by Fauré and Chausson; piano works by Debussy; and songs for voice and piano by Gounod, Fauré, Ravel, Du Parc and Poulenc.


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