Complete Series: 1978
Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Gyorgy Sandor Henryk Szeryng
Monday Evening, July 24, 1978, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12, No. 1.......Beethoven
Allegro con brio
Tema convariazioni: andante con moto Rondo: allegro
Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12, No. 2.......Beethoven
Andante, piu tosto allegretto Allegro piacevole
Sonata No. 3 in Eflat major, Op. 12, No. 3......Beethoven
Allegro con spirito
Adagio con molt' espressione Rondo: allegro molto
Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2.......Beethoven
Allegro con brio
Adagio cantabile Scherzo: allegro
This is the first of three programs in which these artists are performing the ten Beethoven sonatas. In conjunction with the recitals are twicedaily master classes at the School of Music taught by Mr. Sandor (July 1721) and Mr. Szeryng (July 25August 1).
Mr. Szeryng: Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA, and Columbia Records. Mr. Sandor: Vox and Columbia Records.
Centennial Season--Third Concert Summer Fare Series, 1978
About the Artists
Gyorgy Sandor is acknowledged today as one of the world's leading masters of great virtuoso playing. A native of Budapest, he made his European debut in 1931, and was an acclaimed Liszt pianist at the time of his 1939 American debut in Carnegie Hall. Since then he has gained equal fame as an unrivaled interpreter of the music of Bartok and Kodaly, his mentors at the Liszt Conservatory in Budapest. Sandor's career has spanned six continents, bringing him highest critical acclaim in both recital and concerts with leading orchestras of the world. This past season he concertized throughout Mexico, New Zealand, Korea, Hong Kong, Spain, and South America, and last August performed, with Henryk Szeryng, the ten Beethoven piano and violin sonatas at Mexico City's Beethoven Festival. In addition to this active career, Mr. Sandor has served as head of the UM's doctoral program in piano performance since 1961.
Polishborn Henryk Szeryng, one of the world's topranking violinists, began his violin lessons at age seven with Carl Flesch, and six years later gave his first public performances in Warsaw, Bucharest, Vienna, and Paris. He continued his studies with Gabriel Bouillon and Nadia Boulanger at the Paris Conservatory where he graduated in 1937 with the First Prize. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Polish Army in France and gave over 3,000 concerts in camps and hospitals of the Allied Forces. As liaison officer and interpreter (he speaks no less than seven languages) for the Polish Prime Minister General Sikorski, Szeryng found shelter in Mexico for more than 4,000 Polish refugees. Delighted by that country's welcome, he settled there himself and became a Mexican citizen in 1946. Now, for two months every year, he conducts master classes at the Mexican National University.
Apart from performances drawn from the full range of the standard violin repertoire, Szeryng has set himself the task of presenting each year a new work for violin and orchestra. As a result, both contemporary masterpieces and lost or neglected works from the past have come to life.
Remaining Summer Fare
Sandor and Szeryng..........Wednesday, July 26
Beethoven: Sonatas No. 4, 10, and S ("Spring")
Sandor and Szeryng...........Friday, July 28
Beethoven: Sonatas No. 6, 8, and 9 ("Kreutzer")
Maureen Forrester, Contralto.......Monday, August 7
Music of Handel, Purcell, Schumann, Fleming, Poulenc
Tickets available at $4, $5JO, and p.
100th Concert Season--19781979
Choral Union Series: Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist; Emil Gilels, Pianist; Nathan Milstedj, Violinist; English Chamber OrchestraVladimir Ashkenazy; Isaac Stern, Violinist; Moscow PhilharmonicDmitri Kitaienko; NDR Symphony of HamburgZdenek Macal; Nicolai Ghiaurov, Basso; Detroit Symphony OrchestraAntal Dorati, Ilse von Alpenheim; Cleveland OrchestraLorin Maazel.
Choice Series: Alvin Ailey Dancers; Martha Graham Dance Company; Viennese Gala; Dimitri, ClownMime; Fred Waring Show; Tchaikovsky's NutcrackerPirrsavKGB. Ballet Theatre; Mozart's Marriage of FjgaroCANADiAN Opera Company; Bulgarian Folk Ensemble; Paul Taylor Dance Company; Los Angeles Ballet.
Chamber Arts Series: Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society; Belgrade Chamber Orches?traLynn Harrell; II Divertimento; New Irish Chamber OrchestraAndre Prieur, James Galway; The Philidor Trio; Les Menestrels; Guarneri String Quartet; Nether?lands Wind Ensemble.
Debut & Encore Recital Series: Eugene Fodor, Violinist; Murray Perahia, Pianist; Judith Blegen, Soprano; Paul BaduraSkoda, Pianist.
Asian Series: Bugaku, Japan; Aspects of Peking Opera; Yakshagana, South India.
Series orders (except Choral Union) now being accepted, filled in sequence, and mailed in September; single concerts will be available September S.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Phones: 66S3717, 7642538