Music Recitals

You are invited to our music recitals that will be held at the groundbreaking acoustic performance venue - beautiful recital hall of Beethoven Pianos. Our students will have a wonderful opportunity to play on one of the best concert size Steinway grand pianos in town! Beethoven Pianos is located in midtown on historic "Piano Row" just steps away from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Music Recitals will be held on Monday December 14th, 6.00-8.00pm and Saturday December 19th, 1.00-3.00 pm. Concerts will feature our faculty performing. On Monday Music recital "Sonetto del Petrarca" #104 by F. Liszt will be performed by Vesela Kirova (piano). Saturday music recital features  "O mio babbino caro" by G. Puccini  and "Out here on my own" from the musical"Fame" performed by Isabella Florin (voice).  

On Petrarca, his Sonnets and F. Liszt:

Francesco Petrarca was an Italian poet in Renaissance in the 14th Century.  He was writing sonnets (poems) that were known for its beautiful lyrical poetry. Interesting to notice that Petrarca was a great scholar and did most of his writing in Latin. Franz Liszt, a Hungarian composer of the Romantic Era wrote music to Petrarca`s sonnet. "Sonnetto 104" is a middle piece - a part of three sonnets. The text of the sonnet describes Petrarca`s love for a woman named Laura. She might have been a real person or a fictional character. Here is the English translation of it:music recitals WARFARE I cannot wage, yet know not peace; I fear, I hope, I burn, I freeze again; Mount to the skies, then bow to earth my face; Grasp the whole world, yet nothing can obtain. Pris'ner of one who deigns not to detain, I am not made his own, nor giv'n release. Love slays me not, nor yet will he unchain; Nor life allot, nor stop my harm's increase. Sightless I see my fair; though mute, I mourn; I scorn existence, yet I court its stay; Detest myself, and for another burn; By grief I'm nurtured; and, though tearful, gay; Death I despise, and life alike I hate: Such, lady, do you make my wretched state!  

"O mio babbino caro" (o my beloved father):

An aria from opera "Gianni Schicchi" by Giacomo Pucchini, an Italian composer. A daughter, Lauretta is singing to her father about her love to Rinuccio, the boy she loves. She is distraught because Rinuccio was left without any inheritance and wont be allowed to marry her. English translation: Oh my beloved father,music recitals I love him, I love him! I’ll go to Porta Rossa, To buy our wedding ring. Oh yes, I really love him. And if you still say no, I’ll go to Ponte Vecchio, And throw myself below. My love for which I suffer, At last, I want to die. Father I beg, I beg. Father I beg, I beg..   "Out here on my own" from the musical "Fame"- written by a duo of Michael Gore (music) and Lesley Gore (lyrics). "Fame"- a story of young men and women holding an audition for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Those who make it discover how much work and sacrifice it takes to become a star. They go through difficult issues of homosexuality, suicide, rejection,  and heartbreak.  

Music Recital

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Dear Students!

We are  very excited to inform you that our Summer Music Recital will be held at the new location of the legendary Steinway Hall at 1155 Avenue of the Americas (corner of 6th Ave and 45th Street). Both recitals will be held in one day on Friday June 19th in two sessions 4.00-5.30 pm, 6.00-7.30 pm. Very beginners are more than welcome! We will have a very exciting program: faculty performing, gifts, reception, and lots of fun! Please contact us at artofpianoplaying@aol.com for more details.

Hope to see you there!

Art of Piano Playing Music School is a successful organization established in 2011. our music school provides in-home PIANO LESSONS, VOICE, GUITAR, FLUTE lessons in ALL New York City and Long Island NY. Art of Piano Playing Music School offers one on one music lessons for all ages and levels of students, and also group piano classes at public, catholic and private schools all over New York City and Long Island NY. Art of Piano Playing Music school has the best music teachers on staff! Main reasons to take lessons with us: NO LONG TERM CONTRACTS! WE WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE! GREAT PRICING! WE COME TO YOU! Please email us today: artofpianoplaying@outlook.com or call at: 646-221-7518

Christmas Recitals

Art of Piano Playing Music School is inviting you to the Christmas recitals that will take place on: christmas recitalsDecember 6 and December 13 at 6.00 pm. Both recitals will be held at Faust Harrison Pianos- a famous piano showroom with a large selection of high quality grand pianos, hybrid pianos and upright pianos for sale in New York City. Faculty members, students of all ages and levels will be performing at the concerts. A reception and lots of fun is  guaranteed! Please come to support us. FREE ADMISSION!       Faust Harrison Pianos showroom is located at 207 West 58 Street New York NY.  

Piano Recital, June 2014

Piano Recital, June 2014 The videos of our Piano recital are now available on the YouTube. Enjoy! Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-jjlQot4eg Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loQuThxtT3Q Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p30w_-Ov70 Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvlx2nmSh4M

Art of Piano Playing Music School is a successful organization established in 2011. We provide in-home PIANO LESSONS, VOICE, GUITAR, FLUTE lessons in ALL New York City and Long Island NY. Art of Piano Playing Music School offers one on one music lessons for all ages and levels of students, and also group piano classes at public, catholic and private schools all over New York City and Long Island NY. We have the best music teachers on staff! Main reasons to take lessons with us: NO LONG TERM CONTRACTS! WE WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE! GREAT PRICING! WE COME TO YOU!

Please contact us at 646-221-7519 or artofpianoplaying@outlook.com

 

Recital: “Inspired by Rachmaninoff”: Children’s Art and Creativity

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Art of Piano Playing Music School took a part in the recital devoted to the memory of the greatest Russian Composer, Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), whose 140th anniversary is being celebrated this year. The concert was organized by The Russian Heritage Foundation on Saturday October 12 at 5:30 pm at the Nicholas Roerich Museum at 319 West 107 Street New York NY. The recital presented the children's creative works inspired by the Rachmaninoff's music. These included piano recitals of his music pieces, live performances of his romances, the literary translations, declamations, presentations, as well as the musical, dance and art improvisations by children of all ages who wanted to express their feelings when listening to beautiful Rachmaninoff's music, which, for some, stands as an archetype of the Russian soul in Russian Classical style. Please watch the video of the concert that is available now on the YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M-rU2DZs64&feature=youtu.be   recital