CLAUDIA SCHAER

A superb artist ... she had me completely mesmerized." –Catskill Chronicle


SAMPLE RECITAL Programs

Recital programs are tailored for the specific concert/event/venue/occasion. Below are samples of recent programs.

SOLO VIOLIN

PROGRAM 1 - BACH's Sonatas and Partias for Solo Violin

  • Complete Sonatas and Partias for Solo Violin
  • Three-hour concert, with two intermissions

 

PROGRAM 2 - FROM BACH TO BOULEZ AND BEYOND (INDIVIDUAL AND CYCLE)

  • SAMPLE INDIVIDUAL RECITAL (as performed in New York, 2015)
    Bach: Sonata 1 in G minor
    Ysaÿe: Sonata 5 (for Mathieu Crickboom)
    Peterson: Näcken

    Paganini: Caprices 1, 2, 22
    Kreisler: Recitativo & Scherzo 
    Bach: Partita 3 in E major
  • SAMPLE CYCLE  (as performed in Denmark, 2011)
    1) Bach: Sonata #1 for Violin Solo

    Ysaÿe: Sonata #5
    Boulez: Anthèmes
    Bach: Partia #1 for Violin Solo
     

    2) Bach: Sonata #2 for Violin Solo
    Ysaÿe: Sonata #4

    Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo
    Bach: Partia #2 for Violin Solo


    3) Bach: Sonata #3 for Violin Solo
    Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin
    Bach: Partia #3 for Violin Solo
  • Works by: 
    Bach, Bartók, Boulez, Capp, Contreras, Eckhardt-Gramatté, Kreisler, Lifchitz, Paganini, Peterson, Schaer, Semegen, Telemann, Ysaÿe et al


VIOLIN AND PIANO

Poster for "Violin Virtuosity" concert at the Bloomingdale School of Music, 2014.11.14

 

Program 1 ~ the virtuosic VIOLIn

 

Näcken - Matthew Peterson
Caprices #1 and 2 - Niccolò Paganini
Gavotte, from Partia 3 in E major - Johann Sebastian Bach,
          arr. Robert Schumann

Tambourin - Jean-Marie Leclair, arr. Fritz Kreisler
Rondo K.373 in C major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Caprice Viennois - Fritz Kreisler
Lotusland - Cyril Scott, arr. Fritz Kreisler

Carmen Fantasy - Georges Bizet/Pablo de Sarasate, 
          (arr. for violin and two guitars by Schaer/Cote/Maldonado)

March, from Love for Three Oranges - Sergei Prokofiev,
          arr. Jascha Heifetz
Rêve d'Enfant (Child's dream) - Eugène Ysaÿe
Tin Pan Alley and Square Dance, from Four Souvenirs

          - Paul Schoenfield

 

Poster for "Violinists' Dreams and Dances" concert at the Bloomingdale School of Music, 2015.11.13

 

Program 2 ~

Violinists' Dreams and Dances

 

Cantabile - Niccolò Paganini
Devil's Trill Sonata - Giuseppe Tartini, cadenza by Kreisler
Romanze in Bb - Joseph Joachim
Scherzo-Tarantella - Henryk Wieniawski
Valse Triste - Franz von Vecsey
La Capricieuse - Edward Elgar
Tambourin Chinois - Fritz Kreisler
Caprice Basque - Pablo de Sarasate
Nightclub, from Histoire du Tango - Astor Piazolla
J'attendrai, Manoir de mes Rêves, Minor Swing
         - Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhart; arr. Schaer

 

 

 

 

 

Duo Sonoro 2016.02.20
~ with Emi Kagawa

PROGRAM 3 ~ sonataS

Sonata K.301 in G Major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata Op.47 "Kreutzer" - Ludwig van Beethoven

 

PROGRAM 4 ~ 20th-century focus

Nocturne - John Cage
Four Pieces for Violin and Piano - Anton Webern
Subito - Witold Lutoslawski
Spiegel im Spiegel - Arvo Pärt

Due Pezzi - Luciano Berio
First Rhapsody - Béla Bartók

 

VIolin and Guitar

Due Amici ~ Alejandro Cote

Sonata Concertata - Niccolò Paganini
Romanian Folk Dances - Béla Bartók, arr. Szekély, Levering
Sonata in D Minor - Antonio Vivaldi
Suite Popular Española - Manuel de Falla
          arr. Kochanski, Llobet/Pujol, Torrent

La Campanella - Niccolò Paganini
          arr. Kreisler, Canci/Carfagna, Schaer/Cote
Histoire du Tango - Astor Piazzolla

 

 

 

Encore to "Méditation-Inspiration-Fantaisie"
Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, PA, 2010.04.11.
~ with Coline Orliac, harp

VIOLIN AND HARp

Méditation ~ Inspiration ~ Fantaisie

 

Méditation from Thaïs - Jules Massenet
Vocalise - Sergei Rachmaninov
Sonata 3 in C Major for Solo Violin - Johann Sebastian Bach

Ave Maria - J.S.Bach-CharlesGounod
Sonate 4 pour Violon Solo - Eugène Ysaÿe
Danza Española 3 - Manuel de Falla
Pièce en Forme de Habañera - Maurice Ravel
Entr'acte - Jacques Ibert
Fantaisie - Camille Saint-Saëns

 

From "Violin and Viola" on the Listen Closely Concert Series in NYC. 2015.08.16
~ with Rose Hashimoto

VIOLIN ANd viola

STRINGS in counterpoint

Duo for Violin and Viola in Bb Major, K.424 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duo Concertante in Eb Major, Op.5#1 - Alessandro Rolla
Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola - Bohuslav Martinu

Passacaglia - Handel-Halvorsen
 

 

 

 

Dynamic Derazey Duo - with Ralph Allen

Dynamic Derazey Duo - with Ralph Allen

VIOLIN AND VIOlin

DUOS

Sonate #1 für zwei Violinen - Joseph Haydn
Etudes faciles à deux violons - Bohuslav Martinu
Sonatine pour deux violons - Arthur Honegger
Sonate für zwei Violinen G major - Georg Philipp Telemann
Duó két hegedüre - Béla Bartók

Duetti per due violini - Luciano Berio
Sonata for two violins - Sergei Prokofiev