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Solo Performances

Known for his ability to engage his audiences through his entertaining and informative commentary as well as his playing, Mr. Kraus is available to perform a variety of recital programs.  Most recently he has been focusing on the repertoire that was played in salons and small recital halls in the first quarter of the Twentieth Century, including the following:

  • Fifteen  Pieces from the Golden Age of the Piano
    Transcriptions and original works, all selected for their
    beauty, all sounding their best on the modern piano.

    L. Godowski:  Transcription of The Star Spangled Banner
    F. Chopin:  Etude, Op.10, #7
    L. Godowski:  Nocturne, Transcription of F. Chopin,   Etude, Op.10, #7
    D. Saperton:  Concert Transcription of Gershwin’s, “Bess, you is my
    woman, now”

    A. von Henselt:  Si oiseau j’etais (Etude in Double Sixths)
    F. Liszt-R. Schumann:  Liebeslied
    M. Rosenthal:  Papillon

    E. Schutt:  Transcription of Dvorak’s Songs my Mother Used to Sing
    E. Schutt:  Valse a la bien aimee

    Two Swan Songs – I. Phillip, H. Farjeon

    S. Rachmaninoff: Scherzo from (Mendelssohn’s) a Midsummer Night’s Dream
    S. Rachmaninoff:  Elegy

    C. Cui: Causerie
    S. Liapunov:  Lezginka


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