Repertoire

 

Concerto Repertoire

Sara Davis Buechner’s concerto repertory is the widest of any major pianist appearing before the public today.  In concert, she has performed over 100 different works for piano and orchestra.

Among the major American orchestras with which she has performed are the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic and New Orleans Philharmonic.

In Canada, she has been soloist with the Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, McGill Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra London.

Outside North America, Ms. Buechner has performed concerti with the BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Kuopio Philharmonic (Finland), Japan Philharmonic, Antwerp Philharmonic (Belgium), Orquestra de Castilla y Leon (Spain), Slovak Philharmonic, Jihočeská komorní filharmonie České Budějovice (Czech Republic), the Moscow Radio Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Australia).

Some of the conductors with whom Ms. Buechner has collaborated are Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Mario Bernardi, Max Bragado-Darman, Boris Brott, Sylvan Cambreling, Michael Christie, Sergio Comissiona, Edo de Waart, Edward Downes, Sixten Ehrling, Ivan Fischer, David Gilbert, Neil Gittleman, Kristen Jarvi, Zdenek Košler, Andrew Litton, George Manahan, John Mauceri, Jorge Mester, Daniel Meyer, David Alan Miller, Tania Miller, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Georges Octors, Sakari Oramo, Gerard Schwartz, Joseph Silverstein, Vasily Sinyisky, Leonard Slatkin, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Alain Trudel, Hugh Wolff, Gerhardt Zimmerman and David Zinman.

Below is a complete list of Ms. Buechner's active repertoire of Concertos and other works for piano and orchestra.

 


BAROQUE and CLASSICAL

Bach - BusoniConcerto in D minor
Ludwig van BeethovenComplete (5) Piano Concertos
 Choral Fantasy
 Triple Concerto
Franz Joseph HaydnConcerto in D major
 Concerto in G major
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartComplete (18) Piano Concertos
    many with original cadenzas by Sara Davis Buechner
 Two Concert Rondos KV 382 and 386
 Concertos for Two and Three Pianos and Orchestra KV 242 and 365


EARLY ROMANTIC

Felix MendelssohnPiano Concertos nos. 1 and 2
 Rondo brillante
 Capriccio brillante
 Serenade and Allegro giocoso
Schubert-Liszt"Wanderer" Fantasy
Carl Maria von Weber

Piano Concertos nos. 1 and 2

 Konzertstuck op. 79

ROMANTIC

Johannes BrahmsPiano Concertos nos. 1 and 2
Frederic ChopinPiano Concertos nos. 1 and 2
 Fantasy on Polish National Airs op. 13
 Krakowiak op. 14
Antonin DvorakPiano Concerto in G minor
Edvard GriegPiano Concerto in A minor
Franz LisztPiano Concertos nos. 1 and 2
 Hungarian Fantasy
 Totentanz
Liszt - BusoniSpanish Rhapsody
Robert SchumannPiano Concerto in A minor
Clara Wieck SchumannPiano Concerto in A minor
Richard StraussBurleske
Peter Ilyitch TschaikovskyPiano Concerto no. 1
 

VIRTUOSO ROMANTIC SHOWPIECES of the PIANO’S GOLDEN AGE

Hermann GoetzPiano Concerto in B flat major
Adolf von HenseltPiano Concerto in F minor
Henry LitolffScherzo, from Concerto Symphonique no. 4
Josef MarxRomantic Piano Concerto
Moritz MoszkowskiiPiano Concerto in E major
Ignaz Jan PaderewskiPiano Concerto in A major
 Fantasy on Polish Themes
Anton RubinsteinPiano Concerto no. 4 in D minor
 

 

FRENCH CLASSICS

 
Cecile ChaminadeConcertpiece
Gabriel FaureBallade
 Fantaisie
Cesar FranckVariations Symphoniques
 Les Djinns
Vincent d'IndySymphony on a French Mountain Air
Francis PoulencPiano Concerto
 Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Maurice RavelConcerto in G
Camille Saint-SaensPiano Concerto no. 2 in G minor
Germaine TailleferreBallade
 

 

TWENTIETH -CENTURY RUSSIAN CLASSICS

Sergei ProkofieffPiano Concertos nos. 1 and 3
Sergei RachmaninoffPiano Concertos nos. 1 and 2
 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dmitri ShostakovichPiano Concerto no. 1
Igor StravinskyConcerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Peter Ilyitch TschaikowskyPiano Concerto no. 1
 
 

 

AMERICAN CLASSICS

Leonard BernsteinSymphony no. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
Marc BlitzsteinPiano Concerto (1931)
John Alden CarpenterConcertino
Aaron CoplandPiano Concerto (1926)
John CoriglianoPiano Concerto (1968)
George GershwinRhapsody in Blue
 Second Rhapsody
 Concerto in F
 "I Got Rhythm" Variations
Louis Moreau GottschalkGrand Tarentella
 The Union (Fantasy on Patriotic Themes)
Edward MacDowellPiano Concertos nos. 1 and 2
 

 

CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECES

Bela BartokComplete (3) Piano Concertos
Ferruccio BusoniConcerto for Piano, Orchestra and Male Chorus
Manuel de FallaNoches en las Jardinias de Espana
Paul HindemithThe Four Temperaments
Leos JanacekCapriccio for Piano Left-Hand and Wind Instruments
 Concertino
Vitezslava KapralovaPartita for Piano and String Orchestra
    North American premiere performance
Constant Lambert"The Rio Grande" for Piano, Orchestra and Chorus
Dinu LipattiConcertino in Classic Style
 Three Roumanian Dances
Bohuslav MartinuPiano Concertos nos. 2 and 4
 Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Einojuhani RautavaaraPiano Concerto no. 1
Joaquin TurinaRapsodica Sinfonica
Akio YashiroPiano Concerto (1967)
 

 

MOTION PICTURE CONCERTOS

Richard AddinsellWarsaw Concerto
    from the motion picture "Dangerous Moonlight"
Bernard HerrmannConcerto Macabre
    from the motion picture "Hangover Square"
Miklos RozsaSpellbound Concerto
    from the motion picture "Spellbound"
 Piano Concerto (1968)
Franz WaxmanParadine Rhapsody
    from the motion picture "The Paradine Case"
 

MUSIC of OUR TIME

Richard DanielpourMetamorphoses (1989)
    world premiere performance
Frederic DeVreesePiano Concerto no. 4 (1983)
Kenneth LamplRhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (1995)
    world premiere performance
William Thomas McKinleyPiano Concerto no. 2 (1988)
    world premiere performance
Charles WuorinenPiano Concerto no. 3 (1983)
 

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS: CHAMBER MUSIC

Ongoing, available for booking:
Duo with Stephanie Chase, violin
Duo with Jeffrey Solow, cello
Piano Trio with Stephanie Chase, violin and Jeffrey Solow, cello
Gervaise dePeyer (clarinet)
André Emilianoff (cello)
Elmar Oliveira (violin)
Roelof Oostwoud (tenor)
Leonard Rose (cello)
Robert Stallman (flute)
Erika Sunnegardh (soprano)
Alexander String Quartet
Borealis String Quartet
Rossetti String Quartet

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS: SILENT FILMS (accompanied on piano)

“Easy Street” (1918) - with Charlie Chaplin [20m.]
“Ben Hur” (1926) - MGM epic with Ramon Novarro [150m.]
“Master of the House” (1926) - dir. Carl Dreyer [80m.]
“Koko’s Earth Control” (1927) - Max Fleischer cartoon [10m.]

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS: DANCE

Mark Morris and the Mark Morris Dance Group
Neta Pulvermacher Dance Company
Nori Nke Aka, Nigerian performance artist
Yayoi Hirano, Japanese mask mime dancer

ORCHESTRAS - USA

Albany Symphony
Baltimore Symphony
Buffalo Philharmonic
Cleveland Orchestra
Colorado Symphony
Dayton Philharmonic
Detroit Symphony
Florida Orchestra
Hawai’i Symphony
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Indianapolis Symphony
Minnesota Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey Symphony
New Orleans Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
Oakland Symphony
Philadelphia Orchestra
Rochester Philharmonic
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Seattle Symphony
Utah Symphony

ORCHESTRAS - CANADA

Calgary Philharmonic
CBC Radio Orchestra
Edmonton Symphony
Montréal Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra London
Symphony Nova Scotia
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Victoria Symphony
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

ORCHESTRAS - LATIN & SOUTH AMERICA

Orquesta de Viña del Mar (Chile)
Orquesta Fiharmonica de Montevideo (Uruguay)
Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

ORCHESTRAS - ASIA

Hiroshima Symphony (Japan)
New Japan Philharmonic (Japan)
New Zealand Philharmonic (New Zealand)
Philippine Philharmonic (Philippines)
Qingdao Philharmonic (China)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Australia)

ORCHESTRAS - EUROPE

Antwerp Philharmonic (Belgium)
BBC Philharmonic (U.K.)
České-Budějovice Philharmonic (Czech Republic)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (U.K.)
Kuopio Philharmonic (Finland)
Moscow State Radio Orchestra (Russia)
Orchestre de ORTF (Belgium)
Orquesta de Castilla y León (Spain)
Slovak Philharmonic (Slovak Republic)

CONDUCTORS (selective list)

Kazuyoshi Akıyama
Alexander Mickelthwate
Mario Bernardi
David Alan Miller
Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich
Tania Miller
Max Bragado-Darman
Michael Morgan
Boris Brott
Kent Nagano
Sylvan Cambreling
Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Michael Christie
Sakari Oramo
Sergiù Comissiona
Edwin Outwater
Edo deWaart
Andra de la Parra
Andreas Delft
Nicolas Rauss
Edward Downes
Stefan Sanderling
Sixten Ehrling
Gunther Schuller
JoAnn Falletta
Gerard Schwarz
Ivan Fischer
Joseph Silverstein
Michael Francis
Vasily Sinyaisky
Bernard Gueller
Leonard Slatkin
Kristen Järvi
Lawrence Leighton Smith
Kenneth Kiesler
Bramwell Tovey
Zdeněk Košler
Alain Trudel
Jahja Ling
Maximiano Valdès
Andrew Litton
Newton Wayland
John Mauceri
Hugh Wolff
Nicholas McGegan
Gerhardt Zimmermann
Jorge Mester
David Zinman

MAJOR CONCERT VENUES: NORTH AMERICA

Aloha Piano Festival (Honolulu)
Ambassador Auditorium (Pasadena CA)
Bargemusic (Brooklyn N.Y.)
Berkeley Piano Club (Berkeley CA)
Brandeis University (Waltham MA)
Carnegie Hall (New York)
Festival Blanco y Negro (Mexico City)
Hart House (Toronto)
Merkin Hall (New York)
National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.)
National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington D.C.)
Portland Piano Festival (Portland)
Ravinia Festival (Chicago)
Town Hall (Seattle)
Weill Hall (New York)

MAJOR CONCERT VENUES: EUROPE

Rudolfinum (Prague)
University of Evora (Lisbon)

MAJOR CONCERT VENUES: ASIA

Alti Hall (Kyoto, Japan)
Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila, Philippines)
Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand)
Matsukata Hall (Kobe, Japan)
Munetsugu Hall (Nagoya, Japan)
Payap University (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Phoenix Hall (Osaka, Japan)
Shanghai Piano Festival (Shanghai, China)
Takatsuki City Hall (Takatsuki, Japan)
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore)