April Abraham, piano
June 6, 1969
San Antonio Music Company
San Antonio, Texas

Music of Bach, Mozart, Tcherepnin, Chopin, and Mendelssohn      mp3
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April Abraham, piano
May 2, 1977
Music Building Recital Hall, The University of Texas at Austin

Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major, Op. Posth., D. 960      mp3
Brahms: Fantasias, Op. 116    •   Prokofieff: Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28       mp3
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April Abraham, piano
1978
Austin, Texas

Bach: Overture in the French Style, BWV 831  •   Brahms: Fantasias, Op. 116, Nos. 1–4   •   Chopin: Barcarolle      mp3

April Abraham, piano
March 22, 1982
Bates Recital Hall, The University of Texas at Austin

Schubert: Sonata in A major, Op. 120, D. 664  •   Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, selections      mp3
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24       mp3
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April Abraham, piano
March 4, 1983
New Recital Hall, The University of Texas at Austin

Schubert: Sonata in G major, Op. 78, D. 894      mp3
Chopin: Sonata in B minor, Op. 58       mp3
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April Abraham, piano
April 24, 1984
Recital Studio, The University of Texas at Austin

Solo Piano Music by San Antonio Composers: a lecture-recital      mp3-part 1   mp3-part 2
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Read "Solo Piano Music by San Antonio Composers", April's doctoral treatise at UT-Austin



Terry Stolow, viola
April Abraham Brahinsky, piano

1997
San Antonio, Texas

Bloch: Suite for Viola and Piano (1919)
   I. Lento - Meno lento - Animato       mp3
   II. Allegro ironico      mp3
   III. Lento      mp3
   IV. Molto vivo      mp3

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PERFORMANCES WITH ERIC BRAHINSKY, VIOLIN


Handel: Sonata No. 4 in D major, 1st and 2nd mvmts.     mp3-1  mp3-2
Bruch: Kol Nidrei     mp3
Bach: Bourrée     mp3
Saint-Saëns: The Swan     mp3
Elgar: Salut d'Amour     mp3
Ponce: Estrellita     mp3

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PERFORMANCES WITH THE NGUYEN FAMILY


Featuring the "older generation" . . . (1988)
Saint-Saëns: Sonata in D major for Oboe and Piano, Op. 166, 2nd and 3rd mvmts.     video
     Ann Nguyen, oboe; April Abraham, piano
Quantz: Trio Sonata in C minor     video
     Phyllis Nguyen, flute; Ann Nguyen, oboe; John Nguyen, cello; April Abraham, harpsichord
Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in Eb major, K. 452      video
     Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; Sandy Nguyen, horn; April Abraham, piano

Featuring the younger generation . . . (2012–2019)
Bach: Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043, 1st mvmt.     video
     Emily Averyt, solo violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, solo violin 2; Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Stephanie Teply Westney, violin 2;
       Sandy Nguyen, viola; John Nguyen, cello; April Brahinsky, harpsichord/keyboard
Brahms: Waltzes, Op. 39, Nos. 15, 2, and 1     video
     Sydney Chung and April Brahinsky, piano
Faure: "Berceuse" and "Mi-a-ou" from Dolly Suite     video
     Sydney Chung and April Brahinsky, piano
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216, 1st mvmt.     video
     Emily Averyt, solo violin; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 1; Eric Brahinsky, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen, viola; John Nguyen, cello;
       Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459, 3rd mvmt.     video
     Sydney Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       John Nguyen, cello; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Hummel: Piano Concerto in C major, 2nd mvmt.     video
     Corey Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       John Nguyen, cello; Ann Nguyen, oboe; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons     video
     Emily Averyt, solo violin; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 1; Eric Brahinsky, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       John Nguyen, cello; April Brahinsky, keyboard
J. C. Bach / Mozart: Piano Concerto in D major, K. 107, No. 1
     Shane Rybacki, piano (1st mvmt. - video); Dylan Rybacki, piano (3rd mvmt. - video); Emily Averyt, violin 1;
       Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; John Nguyen, cello; April Brahinsky, keyboard
J. C. Bach / Mozart: Piano Concerto in G major, K. 107, No. 2, 1st mvmt.       video
     Matthew Averyt, piano; Emily Averyt, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; John Nguyen, cello; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Rodgers: "The Lonely Goatherd" (video) and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (video) from The Sound of Music
     Sydney Chung and April Brahinsky, piano
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26, 1st mvmt.       video
     Emily Averyt, violin; April Brahinsky, piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, 1st mvmt.     video
     Corey Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen and Mike Nguyen, viola;
       John Nguyen, cello; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54, 1st mvmt.     video
     Sydney Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen and Mike Nguyen, viola;
       John Nguyen, cello; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major
     Shane Rybacki, piano (1st mvmt. - video); Matthew Averyt, piano (2nd mvmt. - video); Dylan Rybacki, piano (3rd mvmt. - video);
       Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen and Mike Nguyen, viola; John Nguyen, cello;
       Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb major, 3rd mvmt.     video
     Corey Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen and Mike Nguyen, viola;
       John Nguyen, cello; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21, 1st mvmt.       video
     Emily Averyt, violin; April Brahinsky, piano
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, 1st mvmt.     video
     Sydney Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen and Mike Nguyen, viola;
       John Nguyen, cello; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, 1st mvmt.     video
     Corey Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Dylan Rybacki and Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       Matthew Averyt and John Nguyen, cello; Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet;
       Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue     video   video
     Sydney Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Phyllis Nguyen, violin 1; Eric Brahinsky, violin 2; Dylan Rybacki and Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       Matthew Averyt and John Nguyen, cello; Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet;
       Mike Nguyen, saxophone; Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; Corey Chung and April Brahinsky, keyboard
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
     Matthew Averyt, piano (1st mvmt. - video); Shane Rybacki, piano (2nd mvmt. - video); Dylan Rybacki, piano (3rd mvmt. - video);
       Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen and Mike Nguyen, viola; John Nguyen, cello;
       Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Barber: Violin Concerto, 1st mvmt.        video
     Emily Averyt, violin; April Brahinsky, piano
Squire: Danse rustique        video
     Matthew Averyt, cello; April Brahinsky, piano
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46, No. 8       video
     Sydney Chung and April Brahinsky, piano
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, 1st mvmt.       video
     Corey Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Dylan Rybacki and Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       Matthew Averyt and John Nguyen, cello; Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet;
       Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; April Brahinsky, keyboard

Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen        video
     Emily Averyt, violin; April Brahinsky, piano
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, 1st mvmt.       video
     Emily Averyt, solo violin; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 1; Eric Brahinsky, violin 2; Dylan Rybacki and Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       Matthew Averyt and John Nguyen, cello; Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet;
       Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; April Brahinsky, piano/keyboard
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 in D major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94a, 1st and 3rd mvmts.       video
     Emily Averyt, violin; April Brahinsky, piano
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28        video
     Emily Averyt, violin; April Brahinsky, piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488, 2nd mvmt.     video
     Dylan Rybacki, piano; Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen, viola; John Nguyen, cello;
       Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; April Brahinsky, keyboard
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68     video
     Matthew Averyt, solo cello; Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen, viola; John Nguyen, cello;
       Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; April Brahinsky, piano/keyboard
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28     video
     Emily Averyt, solo violin; Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Dylan Rybacki and Sandy Nguyen, viola; John Nguyen, cello;
       Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; April Brahinsky, piano/keyboard
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F, 3rd mvmt.     video
     Corey Chung, piano; Emily Averyt and Eric Brahinsky, violin 1; Phyllis Nguyen, violin 2; Sandy Nguyen, viola;
       Matthew Averyt, cello; Shane Rybacki, bass; Ann Nguyen, oboe; Debbie Nguyen, clarinet; Mike Nguyen, saxophone;
       Wendy Nguyen, bassoon; Dylan Rybacki and John Nguyen, percussion; April Brahinsky, keyboard

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PERFORMANCES WITH THE LEE FAMILY


Corelli: La Folia       video (1998) (Note: Title on video page is incorrect.)
     Stephen Lee, violin; April Brahinsky, piano
Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, 2nd and 3rd mvmts.  •  Monti: Czardas       video (1999) (Note: Works with piano accompaniment begin at 4:25.)
     Stephen Lee, violin; April Brahinsky, piano

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April has recorded several albums of classical selections intended for use in church services. The albums are available for purchase at the following links, and samples of each work can be previewed without charge.

Joyful and Rousing     Energies of Soul     Calm and Prayerful