Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Thursday Evening, October 18, 1979, at 8:30 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Tempo di gavotta
isv in F minor. 0 D. 49...........
Sonata No. 8 in B-flat major, Op. 84........Prokofiev
Andante dolce; allegro moderato Andante sognando
Vivace; allegro ben marcato
Phillips, Peters, and EMI Records.
101st Season -Fourteenth Concert Debut and Encore Series
About the Artist
This evening's recital by Youri Egorov is his first in Ann Arbor and one of over forty appearances in the United States during the current season. This young artist (25) was first heard in this country on January 23, 1978, when he made his New York recital debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, a recital resulting in superlatives from all three of that city's major daily news?paper critics. Ironically, this debut was a result of the artist losing a major competition he entered in September of 1977, the Van Cliburn International Quadrennial Piano Competition in Fort Worth. After achieving a standing ovation as a semifinalist in the competition, but subsequently not an?nounced as a finalist, members of the audience raised $10,000, an amount equal to the first prize cash purse, to finance Egorov's debut. Three months later, to the day, Egorov made his Chicago debut to further rave reviews, and was immediately re-engaged to appear there again in November
1978. On December 16, 1978, Egorov made his Carnegie Hall debut and the live recording of that concert has elicited similar reviews from critics across the United States. He has since performed in other American cities and continues to appear in Europe, including repeated engagements with both the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. This year he travelled to Hong Kong for the Arts Festival there with Edo de Waart and the Rotterdam Philharmonic (March 1979) and in July performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and James Levine at the Ravinia Festival. Another Carnegie Hall recital is scheduled for December 17,
1979. Egorov was Musical America's selection for "Musician of the Month" (July 1978), featured on the cover and in a feature article, and Stereo Review magazine selected his disc of Schumann's "Kreisleriana" and Two Novelettes as its Classical Selection of the Month (May 1979).
Born in Kazan in the Soviet Union in 19S4, Egorov first studied at the Kazan Conservatory and later at the Moscow Conservatory with the late Yakov Zak. In 1971 he won a prize in the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris, followed in 1974 with a Bronze Medal in the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. In 1975 he was a prize winner in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Concours, and the following year, while making a tour of Italy, Egorov made the final decision to leave his homeland. He is now a resident of the Netherlands, where he has applied for citizenship.
Waverly Consort............Mon. Oct. 22
Paul Gaulin Mime Company.........Tues. Oct. 23
Solomons CompanyDance.........Wed. Oct. 24
James Galway, Flutist..........Thurs. Oct. 25
with Marisa Robles, Harpist; Milton Thomas, Violist
Boston Camerata............Sun. Oct. 28
Chinese Acrobats and Magicians........Sat. Nov. 3
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Taiwan.......Sun. Nov. 4
Martha Graham Dance Company......Mon.-Wed. Nov. 5-7
Dresden Staatskapelle Herbert Blomstedt .... Sun. Nov. 11
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8;
Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben." New World String Quartet.........Wed. Nov. 14
("Bonus" concert for Chamber Arts Series subscribers)
Fred Waring Show...........Fri. Nov. 16
Syntagma Musicum...........Tues. Nov. 20
Handel's "Messiah"...........Fri. Sat. Sun.
Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2
Nina Beilina, Violinist...........Tues. Dec. 4
Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Ballet.....Thurs.-Sun. Dec. 13-16
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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