Steven Masi Video Performing Beethoven Sonata Op. 111 in a film by Sunny Sawhney, produced by David Strathairn, with Audio by Joe Patrych played at the Yamaha Gallery, September 2014.
Steven Masi Performs Schubert
Steven Masi Concert, Teaneck, NJ March 22nd, 2015
Pianist Steven Masi, launches his series of music by Franz Schubert, with an afternoon of chamber music with guests artists, violinist Nurit Pacht, and cellist and pianist, Barbara Stein Mallow. Works to include Schubert’s Fantasie for Piano, 4-Hands, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major; and the Trio in B-Flat for Violin, Cello and Piano. This concert will be held at the Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ. To purchase tickets, call 201.836.3499.
Sun, Mar 22
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
1• Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
2• Arietta: Adagio molto, semplice e cantabile
Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111 – This is the last of Beethoven’s Sonatas and his most profound statement among his piano works. A sonata in which the spiritual and earthly realms meet so movingly, it ends with a starry trill, a descent back to earth a final statement of simple eloquence.
About Justin Dello Joio:
Steven has enjoyed a long friendship and professional association with the composer Justin Dello Joio. These two etudes were commissioned by the New York Music Teachers Association and composed under the auspices of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. Steven Masi premiered them in 2001 in Syracuse, New York, and the first of the two etudes is dedicated to him.
Concert Etude No 1-Momentum
Concert Etude No 2-Et Farvel
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101: I. Etwas Lebhaft and Mit Der Innigsten Empfindung
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 28 in A Major, Op. 101: II. Lebhaft, Marschmaessig
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 28 in A Major, Op. 101: III. Langsam Und Sehnsuchtvoll: IV. Geschwinde, Doch Mit Zu Sehr, Und Mit Entschlossenheit
Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 Chopin
The fourth and final Scherzo has the most “scherzo-like” quality of the four. A late work, it has the elements of Chopin’s late style; startling counterpoint and and a meeting of intimacy and grandeur. The middle section is heartbreakingly beautiful.