UMS Concert Program, January 18, 1978: Rudolf Serkin --
Complete Series: 4104
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Wednesday, January 18, 1978, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sonata in Eflat major, No. 49 ... Haydn
Allegro Adagio e cantabile Finale (Tempo di Minuet)
Rondo in A minor, K. 511 . . . Mozart
Sonata in Eflat major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux") Les Adieux: adagio, allegro L'Absence: andante espressivo--Le Retour: vivacissamente . Beethoven
Sonata in Bflat major, Op. Posth........ Molto moderato Andante sostenuto Scherzo: allegro vivace con delicatezza Allegro, ma non troppo Schubert
CBSColumbia and EMI Records
Sixth Concert Ninetyninth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Programs 4104
Rudolf Serkin was born in 1903 in Eger, Bohemia (now Czechoslovakia), made his debut with the Vienna Symphony at age twelve, and began concertizing with a Berlin debut at age seventeen. His formal New York debut came in 1936 with Arturo Toscanini and the New York Philharmonic. Since then he has become one of the most profound and exciting interpreters of our age, and is also recognized for devoting much of his time and energy selflessly to others. A 1972 salute to him by the New York Philharmonic characterizes his unique position in the field of music and humanities:
"With infinite gratitude for this succession of memorable events dating back to 1936, and
in affectionate admiration for this titan among pianists for his greatness of spirit that has
so ennobled the world of music."
Tonight marks Mr. Serkin's seventeenth appearance in Ann Arbor--his debut here was in 1939, with performances in nine May Festivals with Eugene Ormandy and The Philadelphia Orchestra, and seven recital programs.
Camerata Orchestra of SalzburgJanigro .... Friday, January 20
Leontyne Price, Soprano.......Wednesday, January 25
French String Trio & Michel Debost, Flutist . . . Friday, February 3
Eliot Feld Ballet.......Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
February 20, 21, 22
Carlos Montoya, Guitarist.......Thursday, February 23
Aleksander Slobodyanik, Pianist......Saturday, February 25
Thovil, Sri Lanka..........Wednesday, March 1
Baltimore Symphony OrchestraComissiona . . . Sunday, March 19
Nikolais Dance Theatre.......Tuesday & Wednesday
March 21 & 22
KyungWha Chung, Violinist.......Thursday, March 23
Orpheus Chamber EnsembleFestival Chorus . . . Saturday, March 25
Okinawan Dancers..........Tuesday, March 28
Amadeus String Quartet.........Thursday, April 6
Bavarian Symphony OrchestraKubelik.....Saturday, April 8
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major
Eightyfifth Annual May Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 27, 28, 29, 30
The Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy, Conductor The University Choral Union Robert Shaw, Guest Conductor
VLADIMIR HOROWITZ, Pianist
Anthony Gigliotti, Clarinetist William Stokking, Cellist John McCollum, Tenor
Thursday (8:30): Strauss: "Don Juan"; Debussy: "La Mer"; Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor.
Friday (8:30): Stravinsky: "Fireworks"; Hindemith: Clarinet Concerto; Lalo: Cello Concerto; Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor.
Saturday (8:30): Berlioz: Requiem Mass, Op. 5.
Sunday (3:00): Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture, Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92; Rach?maninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor.
Series of four concerts in Hill Auditorium; remaining series available at $32, $18, and $14.
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