Anna Larsen - Take A Chance On Me - Abba
Anna Larsen performed this E minor sonata in
Lincoln along with Beethoven's Tempest sonata and Mozart's
piano concerto in A major. This third movement is fun to play! Hope you
The New England Conservatory hosted a series of recitals to celebrate Haydn's 200th death day (to borrow a term from JK Rowling). In this series, they recruited NEC students and prep students to play ALL of Haydn's known keyboard sonatas. Anna was one of several prep students selected to play in just one of 8 recitals. Anna was assigned this small sonata, which I think is HOB 20. We were amused that several people in the audience fell sound asleep and accompanied the performers with audible snores! As much as I love Anna's playing, I sympathize with their verdict. Two hours of Haydn is not for your average audience. Hardcore musicologists, no doubt, find it far more exciting.
Bach - Prelude in D Major WTC 1, No. 18
Anna Larsen. This piece was chosen as a study for clear finger articulation. Live performance in 2007.
Bach English Suite No 3, Gavotte + Musette (age 7)Anna played this Gavotte paired with a Prokofiev Gavotte in a live recital 2007. This Gavotte is one of my favorites next to the Gavotte in French Suite no 5. The slow Musette part is the same Musette in the Suzuki piano repertoire (book 2).
This was recorded by Anna Larsen in 2005,
pre-K. She actually learned it while still 4 years old. The
coordination of the voices in two hands was a major milestone for her.
Bach F minor Concerto Anna Larsen (age 8)
This is the first movement of Bach's F minor keyboard concerto.
She would love to play this with an orchestra! For fun, she also
learned to play this piece with the keyboard part in the right hand and
orchestra part in the left.