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UMS Concert Program, October 25, 1977: The Suk Trio --

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Concert: Second
Complete Series: 4077
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
The Suk Trio
JAN PANENKA, Pianist JOSEPH SUK, Violinist
Tuesday Evening, October 25, 1977, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2..........Beethoven
Adagio; allegro vivace Largo con espressione Scherzo: allegro Finale: presto
Trio in Bflat major, Op. 21...........Dvorak
Allegro molto
Adagio molto e mesto Allegretto scherzando Finale: allegro non tanto
Trio in B major, Op. 8............Brahms
Allegro con brio
Scherzo: allegro molto; trio: meno allegro Adagio Allegro
Siipraphon and Vanguard Records.
Second Concert Fifteenth Annual Chamber Arts Series Complete Programs 4077
The Suk Trio
Josef Suk comes of an illustrious musical family: his grandfather was Josef Suk, the composer, and his greatgrandfather, the famous Antonin Dvorak. He studied with Jaroslav Kocian, and was the favorite, and last, pupil of that great master. In 1950 he became leader of the Prague Quartet. Two years later he founded his own chamber ensemble, the Suk Trio, which soon ranked among Czechoslovakia's finest chamber ensembles as well as achieving notable fame abroad. Considered by critics as one of Czechoslovakia's finest violinists, Josef Suk appears both as soloist and with the Suk Trio throughout most of Europe. Great Britain, Africa, and the Far East. He has won the Grand Prix des Disques for his recordings of the Mozart concertos, and has made a television film featuring the concertos at a castle in Prague where Mozart lived at one time.
Jan Panenka, pianist for the Suk Trio, was born in Prague in 1922. He began his piano studies early in childhood and soon demonstrated an outstanding ability to play whole opera and symphony scores at sight, and possessed such a remarkable musical memory that he soon knew many operas by heart, including the parts of all the soloists. He entered the Prague Conservatory with the intent of studying and conducting and composing, but was persuaded to devote himself to the career of a pianist. In 1951 he continued his studies at the Conservatory in Leningrad and during his stay there performed many concerts throughout the Soviet Union. He won second prize in the 1951 Inter?national Piano Competitions in Prague and since then has performed throughout Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Far East both as soloist in recital and with the Czech Philharmonic, and as a member of the Suk Trio. He has made many recordings, among them Beethoven's five piano con?certos, Debussy's twentyfour Etudes, and the major piano concertos of Brahms, Liszt, Schumann, and Grieg
Josef Chuchro was born in Prague in 1931 and started playing the piano and organ when he was six and the cello when he was twelve. At the age of fifteen, he won first prize in the Czechoslovak Youth Music Competition. He studied at the Prague Conservatory and won an award in the Prague Spring 1950 International Competition. Following this he won competition awards in Berlin in 1951, Bucharest in 1953, and first prize in Prague in 1955. His greatest competition success came with the winning of the Palm of Victory at the International Cello Competition of Pablo Casals held in Mexico in 1959. Mr. Chuchro has received high critical acclaim from his concerts abroad as well as at home, and in 1961 was awarded the title "Soloist of the Czech Philharmony" by the Minister of Culture. In addition to his solo concerts, appearances with the Suk Trio, and heavy recording schedules, Mr. Chuchro serves as a Professor at the Prague Conservatory.
Murray Perahia, Pianist........Thursday, October 27
Beethoven: Sonata in Eflat major, Op. 7; Chopin: Four Impromptus; Schubert: Sonata in
A major, Op. Posth.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band.......Friday, October 28
Lazar Berman, Pianist........Thursday, November 3
BachBusoni: Chaconne; Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet; Liszt: Funerailles, Sonata
in B minor Concord String Quartet........Sunday, November 6
Beethoven: Quartet in Bflat, Op. 18, No. 6; Ben Johnston: "Crossings"; Schubert: Quartet
in G, Op. 161 Victoria de los Angeles, Soprano......Tuesday, November 8
(replacing Mirella Freni) Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestrade Waart . . Friday, November 11
Diepenbrock: Excerpts from Marsyas; Dvorak: "Tc Dcum" (with the Festival Chorus);
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Penca & Topeng Babakan, West Java .... Saturday, November 12
The Pennsylvania Ballet.....Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
November 14, IS, 16
Ballet Folklorico Mexicano......Saturday, November 19
Symphony Orchestra of BrazilKarabtchevsky . . Sunday, November 20 VillaLobos: Prcludio from Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 4; Marios Nobre: In Memoriam; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto Xo. 3 (Cristina Ortiz, soloist); Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Handel's Messiah.........Friday, Saturday, Sunday
December 2, 3, 4
Ensemble for Early Music.......Friday, December 9
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet .... Thursday, Friday, Saturday The Pittsburgh Ballet........December 15, 16, 17
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