F. Cockrell, 161 Rosemont St., Albany NY 12206 (518) 459-1229 cockrell@NYCap.rr.com
Hi, Everyone - It’s Time for a Pair of
CONN RANCH Piano RECITALS - this time at 5:00
on the (hot?) Afternoons of Aug. 2 - 3 (Sat. - Sun.)
And let’s have our pot-luck supper around 6:15
Conn Ranch is at 1730 Conn Valley Road [ phone - (707)968-9411 ]
(off Howell Mt. Rd., off Silverado Trail at Pope St., St. Helena )
Follow the numbers past Rossi and Greenfield Roads; look for the Lake on right,
and to the left will be (2nd) Green Gate with 1730 on the post.
Cell phones don’t work in this neighborhood,
but you can phone our cell if we are Out and About: (518)466-8456
Repertoire will be Fun for a Summer’s Evening, and taken from my recitals
(later Aug.) at Lake George. NY, and (early Sept.) at Earlham College in Indiana.
‘Hope you can come, and please feel free to recommend us to Others you know
who like this sort of thing. [Forward this notice!] They can come With you or Without you ( ! ); our outdoor Amphitheater holds 150!
The 7’ Hamburg Steinway awaits you! . . also the 6’ Chickering.
- Findlay Cockrell
NB - Coming N on the Trail, Do NOT take Conn Dam or Conn Creek.
Wait for Howell Mt. Rd. on right (a few feet past Pope St. on left).
[ And if you see helicopters near Zinfandel Lane, maybe Nancy Pelosi
is at her place there. ]
[Please note that I like to perform, and I’m not expensive!]
There will be a section on Rudiments of Music of interest to students and teachers.
We will always post information on performances by yours truly:
• In Albany, New York, and the greater Capital District
• At Conn Ranch, St. Helena, California, in our own outdoor Music Amphitheater (capacity over 100), where I have my 6-foot Chickering and the new 7-foot Hamburg Steinway. [Yes, for six months every May through October no rain falls—outdoors is OK!] and
And there will always be information on the available CDs. So far:
(FC-01) All-Grieg: Sonata, Holberg Suite, selected Lyric Pieces
(FC-02) The Well-tempered Steinway—J.S. Bach: the 24 Preludes from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, the four Duets, eight of the two-part inventions, and the three-voice ricercar from the Musical Offering. All on a modern piano, tuned in an unequal temperament of the sort used by Bach
(FC-03) Three American Gs (Gottschalk, Gershwin, Gould)
(FC-04) Introduction to the 19th Century: Seven Pieces or Collections by Weber, Beethoven, and Schubert