SOLO REPERTOIRE

Charles Foreman’s solo piano repertoire includes the six Bach Partitas, the last sonatas of Haydn, the thirty-two sonatas of Beethoven, the complete works of Chopin and Samuel Barber, and all the late Brahms piano music. He also plays many works of Schumann, Debussy (including the complete Preludes), Ravel and Liszt, works by composers as diverse as Mozart, Schubert, Mussorgsky, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Fauré and Rachmaninoff, and an extensive repertoire of 20th- and 21st-century music, including works by virtually every important composer of the modern era.

Concerti:

Richard Addinsell:
Warsaw Concerto

J. S. Bach:
Concerto for Four Keyboards and Orchestra, BWV 1065*

Béla Bartók:
Concerto No. 3 (1945)*

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37*
Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major (“Emperor“), Op. 73
Fantasy for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80*

Johannes Brahms:
Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15*
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83*

Frédéric Chopin:
Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise, Op. 22

Aaron Copland:
Concerto (1926)

Manuel de Falla:
Nights in the Gardens of Spain*

George Gershwin:
Rhapsody in Blue (standard version)*
Rhapsody in Blue (original version)*

Edvard Grieg:
Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Karel Husa:
Concertino for Piano and Winds*

William Jordan:
Piano Concerto*

Franz Liszt:
Concerto No. 2 in A major*
Hungarian Fantasy*
Malediction*

Felix Mendelssohn:
Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano, and Strings*

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Aria, “Ch’io mi scordi di te,” K.505*
Concerto forTwo Pianos in E-flat major, K.365
Concerto in B-flat Major, K.450*
Concerto in D minor, K.466
Concerto in A major, K. 488*

Francis Poulenc:
Aubade*

Sergei Rachmaninoff:
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Camille Saint-Saëns:
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22*
Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 (“Egyptian“)
Carnaval of the Animals*

Robert Schumann:
Concerto in A minor, Op. 54*

Igor Stravinsky:
Concerto for Piano and Winds (1924)*

Karol Szymanowski:
Symphony-Concerto, Op. 60*

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Gerhard Wuensch:
Scherzo for Piano and Wind Ensemble*

*public performance(s) with orchestra or ensemble

In addition, Charles Foreman’s chamber music repertoire is enormous, including major works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Kuhlau, Schubert, Weber, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, Louise Farrenc, Reinecke, Widor, Chausson, Franck, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Bridge, Poulenc, Hindemith, Schulhoff, Messiaen, Martinu, Barber, Copland, William Jordan, Violet Archer, Allan Bell, William Albright, and many others.

DUO REPERTOIRE

Duo-pianists Charles Foreman and Kathleen van Mourik each have significant individual careers as pianists, Charles as soloist and chamber musician, Kathleen as soloist, chamber musician, and outstanding vocal accompanist. Together, they have performed across Alberta, enjoyed two highly successful residencies at the Banff Centre and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and have commissioned works by various composers, including Quenten Doolittle and William Jordan.

Recent and upcoming concerts include performances at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Calgary, at the Red Deer Public Library, and for their own Mountain View Connection concert series in Calgary.

They have received Alberta Foundation for the Arts grants for their two-piano work, as well as Canada Council, Canadian Heritage, and Calgary Arts Development monies for other projects. Their debut album of French music on the Arktos recording label, En blanc et noir, is frequently played, regionally and nationally, on the CBC and other classical radio stations. They are continually expanding their two-piano and four-hand repertoire, and works not listed here should be checked.

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion – Béla Bartòk

Sonata in D major, Op. 6 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Jeux d’enfants – Georges Bizet

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (version for piano, four hands, by Brahms) – Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dances (complete) – Johannes Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Haydn – Brahms
Waltzes, Op. 39 (selections) – Brahms

En blanc et noir – Claude Debussy
Lindaraja – Debussy
Six Epigraphes Antiques – Debussy

All In Sundre – Quenten Doolittle

Slavonic Dances, Opp. 46, 72 (selections) – Antonin Dvorak

Dolly Suite, Op. 56 – Gabriel Fauré

National Dances of Moravia – Leos Janacek

Kayla’s Waltz (two pianos, two violins) – William Jordan
Sonata for Two Pianos – Jordan

Sum Vermis (mezzo-soprano, two percussion) – Xavier Montsalvatge

Concerto in E-flat major, K. 365 (with orchestra) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fugue in C minor, K. 426 – Mozart
Sonata in D major, K. 448 – Mozart
Sonata in D major, K. 381 – Mozart
Sonata in B-flat major, K. 358 – Mozart
Sonata in F major, K. 497 – Mozart

Sonata (for two pianos, 1953) – Francis Poulenc
Sonata for four hands (1918) – Poulenc

Tarantella (from Suite, Op. 17) – Sergei Rachmaninoff

Carnaval of the Animals (with orchestra) – Camille Saint-Saëns
Variations on a Theme by Beethoven – Saint-Saëns

Sonata for Two Pianos – Igor Stravinsky

Fantasie in F minor, D. 940 – Franz Schubert
Variations in B-flat major, D. 603 – Schubert

Suite, Op. 6 – Dmitri Shostakovich