Daniel Shapiro

II Sunday, November 17, 4 PM

Peace United Church of Christ
900 High Street |  Santa Cruz



Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79
No. 1 in b minor
No. 2 in g minor
Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
Capriccio in d minor
Intermezzo in a minor
Capriccio in g minor
Intermezzo in E Major
Intermezzo in e minor
Intermezzo in E Major
Capriccio in d minor


From Piano Pieces, Op. 76
No. 1:  Capriccio in f-sharp minor
No. 2:  Capriccio in b minor
No. 8:  Capriccio in C Major
Piano Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5
Allegro maestoso
Andante espressivo*
Scherzo:  Allegro energico—Trio
Intermezzo (Rückblick): Andante molto
Finale:  Allegro moderato, ma rubato

*Poetic epigraph above music:
Der Abend dämmert, das Mondlicht scheint
Da sind zwei Herzen in Liebe vereint
Und halten sich selig umfangen
                  —C.O. Sternau

(Twilight falls, the moonlight shines;
There are two hearts united in love
And they embrace blissfully)

Daniel Shapiro is highly acclaimed as a pianist and as a pedagogue at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  He is especially noted as an interpreter of Brahms, Schubert and Beethoven:  he has given three complete cycles of the Beethoven piano sonatas, and his recording of the “Diabelli” Variations received enthusiastic reviews.  He has performed extensively in the US, Europe, and Asia.  He is also a conductor and frequent chamber musician—he has performed with several of the world’s leading string and wind soloists–and has coached and accompanied art song.   A native of southern California, he studied with John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Joanna Graudan and Russell Sherman.  He currently resides in the Cleveland area with his wife and three children, and is also an expert Scrabble player. 

More about Daniel Shapiro may be found at www.danielshapiropianist.com.