November 14, 2010: The Goldberg Trio with guest pianist Larry Wallach
Sunday, November 14, 2010
3:00 pm, Kellogg Music Center
The Goldberg Trio with guest pianist Larry Wallach will present "Bach and Beethoven on the Wrong Instruments." The Goldberg Trio consists of Daniel Stepner on violin, Ronald Gorevic on viola and Guy Fishman on cello.
Daniel Stepner has performed and recorded a wide range of music on period and contemporary instruments. Since 1987, he has been first violinist of the Lydian String Quartet, in residence at Brandeis University. He is also a founding member of the Boston Museum Trio, resident at the Museum of Fine Arts, and he served as concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society, stepping down last May after 24 years in the post. Audiences in Western Massachusetts know him as the Artistic Director of the Aston Magna Festival, performing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and now at Brandeis University as well. He is also a Preceptor in Music at Harvard University, where he team-teaches a course in chamber music with Professor Robert Levin.
His recorded repertoire includes sonatas of Bach, Vivaldi, Buxtehude and Telemann, and Marais; chamber music of Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, Lee Hyla, Peter Child, Martin Boykan, Yehudi Wyner, and John Harbison; and the complete violin sonatas of Charles Ives, with pianist John Kirkpatrick. He has also conducted recordings of Handel’s The Triumph of Time and Truth and Monteverdi’s Orfeo (on Centaur). Stepner studied with Steven Staryk in Chicago, Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau, France; and Broadus Erle at Yale, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Ronald Gorevic is a founding member of the Prometheus Piano Quartet, with which he has recorded piano quartets of Saint-Saens and D’Indy. His recent recording of Brahms, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in B Minor (arranged by Brahms for solo viola and string quartet) and Brahms, Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in A Minor, with Brahms’s own arrangement for viola instead of clarinet, was released on the Centaur label.
Guy Fishman is the principal cellist in Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society and performs with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Mark Morris Group. Fishman was the principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and a member of the New Fromm Players at Tanglewood.
Larry Wallach is a pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist and composer who holds the Livingston Hall Chair in Music at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and teaches composition at Bard College. He studied piano privately with Henry Danielowitz and Kenneth Cooper and was trained at Columbia University, where he studied music history and composition and earned a Doctorate in Musicology in 1973. In 1977 he joined a year long National Endowment for the Humanities seminar at the University of North Carolina on performance practices in earlier piano music. He has been an active performer of chamber music with harpsichord and piano, and of twentieth century music. He is on the staff of summer early music workshops at World Fellowship.