Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Friday Evening, July 28, 1978, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No. 1
Adagio, molto espressivo
Allegretto con variazioni
Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Tempo di minuetto Allegro vivace
Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ("Kreutzer")
Adagio sostenuto; presto Andante con variazioni Finale: presto
This is the last 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--Fifth Concert
Beethoven Sonata Pair Scries
About the Artists
Though Gyorgy Sandor's affinity for the music of Liszt, Bartok, and Kodaly is well known, he is equally at home in all periods of the piano literature. Last year he was soloist with seven orchestras on a "residency" tour during which he performed the Rachmaninoff Third Concerto, the Liszt Second Concerto and "Totentanz," Bartok's Second Concerto, and Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto. (Ann Arbor concertgoers will recall his "Emperor" performance under Yehudi Menuhin's baton in the 1976 Benefit Concert.) He followed this orchestral tour with a HaydnMozartBeethoven program in Mexico City, an allBach recital in Guadalajara, and the Beethoven piano and violin sonatas with Mr. Szeryng at Mexico City's Beethoven Festival. He has recently returned from another world tour which included concerts in New Zealand, South America, Korea, and Hong Kong.
One of the most impressive recording artists, Sandor won the Grand Prix du Disque in 1965 for his monumental recording of the entire piano repertoire of Bartok. He subsequently recorded the entire piano solo works of Kodaly and Prokofiev. His latest recordings include the complete Chopin Mazurkas, a Bach album, Liszt, Schumann and Bartok works.
The Only Diplomat with Xo Enemies--There is no doubt even among the most tactful diplomats that they still have people who are against them. However, there seems to be at least one exception-Henryk Szeryng, better known, of course, as one of the world's topranking violinists. Ever since he became a citizen of Mexico in 1946, that country, so proud of his presence, offered him a diplomatic passport and requested that he be their roving Ambassador of Culture. Szeryng has served this objective well, acquiring a legion of friends and admirers in just about every civilized and many less civilized places on earth. One of the things that wins Diplomat Szeryng so many friends is his wish to give the audiences all they want of his artistry, and thus on a recent Australian tour, he performed ten encores after an exhaustive concert of over two hours. Further?more, he is always ready to speak before cultural or civic groups (he speaks fluently in seven languages) to further their enthusiasm about his favorite subject: Understanding through the international language of music. A diplomat and Humanitarian par excellence!
--Excerpted from Shaw Concerts, New York
Remaining Summer Fare
Maureen Forrester, Contralto.......Monday, August 7
Music of Handel, Purcell, Schumann, Fleming, Poulenc
Tickets available at 4, $530, and $7.
100th Concert Season--19781979
Choral Union Series: Vladimir Horowitz, Pianist; Emil Gilels, Pianist; Nathan Milstein, Violinist; English Chamber OrchestraVladimir Ashkenazy; Isaac Stern, Violinist; Moscow PhilharmonicDmitri Kitaienko; NDR Symphony or 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 .V(cracfeerPiTTSBURGH Ballet Theatre; Mozart's Marriage oj FigaroCANADiAN 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 5.
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