Charles Foreman Pianist


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.


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*

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 for Two 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:

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.

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