Weekly Acorn

The Weekly Acorn began in the global pandemic as a repertoire-building project, but has come to a close. You will find all of the archives below. It was really fun to learn lots of new pieces and to reacquaint myself with some old repertoire.

Since weekly performances were no longer possible now that my teaching schedule has picked up, I’ve moved to monthly performances, which will fall under a new project called the Curious Squirrel Online. The official debut is in November. Plus, I’m continuing my tiny bites offerings, typically under 5 minutes, each Music Monday.

Please consider subscribing to the Curious Squirrel Monthly Newsletter, which will be more tightly integrated with the new performance series. It’s a once-a-month look at what I’m doing, with a heavier focus on the performing versus teaching side of my career.


Archived Performances

Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #014

Beethoven Sonata in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
I. Allegro | II. Allegretto | III. Rondo – Allegro Comodo
Released 2020-10-02

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #013

Chopin Scherzi – Complete
Released 2020-09-04

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #012

Cécile Chaminade – Ondine and Scarf Dance
Released 2020-08-07

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #011

Beethoven Sonata Op. 2, No. 1, 3rd and 4th Movements
Released 2020-07-31

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #010

Beethoven Sonata Op. 2, No. 1, 1st and 2nd Movements
Released 2020-07-17

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #009

Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (Complete)
Released 2020-07-10

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #008

Star-Spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith – Two Arrangements
Released 2020-07-03

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Josef Hofmann

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #007

Brahms Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79, No. 1
Released 2020-06-26

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #006

Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79, No. 2
Released 2020-06-12

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #005

Chopin Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
Released 2020-06-05

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #004

Piano Delights of Zez Confrey
Released 2020-05-29

  • Dizzy Fingers (1923)
  • The Greenwich Witch (1921)

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #003

Deliberately Slow – Two French Piano Pieces
Released 2020-05-22

  • Gymnopédie No. 1 (1888) – Erik Satie
  • La Plus Que Lente (1910) – Claude Debussy

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #002

Chopin Waltzes Op. 64 (Complete)
Released 2020-05-15

  • Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 – Valse du petit chien
  • Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
  • Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 3

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Curious Squirrel – Weekly Acorn #001

Chopin Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
Released 2020-05-08

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