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UMS Concert Program, July 14, 1984: Ann Arbor Summer Festival --

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Day
14
Month
July
Year
1984
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Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
FransoisRene Duchable
Pianist
Saturday Evening, July 14, 1984, at 8:00 Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Thirtytwo Variations in C minor..............................Ludwig van Beethoven
(17701827)
Etudes .......................................................Camille SaintSaens
(18351921) Prelude, Op. 52, No. 1
For the Independence of Fingers, Op. 52, No. 2 Prelude, Op. 52, No. 5
Toccata, after the finale of the Fifth Concerto, Op. Ill, No. 6 Major and Minor Thirds, Op. Ill, No. 1 Chromatics, Op. Ill, No. 2 The Bells of Palmas, Op. Ill, No. 4 Etude in the form of a waltz, Op. 52, No. 6
INTERMISSION
Ballade in G minor, Op. 23........................................Frede'ric Chopin
(18091849)
Ballade in F major, Op. 38.................................................Chopin
Ballade in Aflat major, Op. 47.............................................Chopin
Ballade in F minor, Op. 52.................................................Chopin
Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35, Book II.................Johannes Brahms
(18331897)
About the Artist
In 1973, when FrancoisRene Duchable was 21 years old, he gave a recital in Paris which won the attention and admiration of Arthur Rubinstein. The master pianist said then: "Duchable is the ideal pianist of the young generation. He is already a musician of complete maturity, in complete command of his technique. Happily, he knows how to use his technique in the ser?vice of musical expression, communicating the strongest of emotions and joy to his audience." Thereafter, Rubinstein helped to launch Duchable's career on an international level.
Mr. Duchable has since performed at famous festivals all over Europe, including Luzern, Salzburg, Berlin, and Prades, with such conductors as Herbert von Karajan, Lovro von Matacic, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph von Dohnanyi, James Conlon, Sergiu Comissiona, and Alain Lombard. As a soloist with orchestras, he has played with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France, the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de RadioFrance, the Bamberg Symphony, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, and the London Philhar?monic. His numerous tours have taken him to Germany, Holland, England, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Israel, and Japan, the latter including major concerts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
FrancoisRene Duchable is currently making his first North American tour, appearing at six major festivals within a twoweek period. He plans to return to this continent in October 1985 and February 1986. His future schedule also includes a fourth tour of Japan in 1985 and a series of recitals and concerts in Australia.
In the recording field, Mr. Duchable's discography includes music of Brahms, Chopin, D'lndy, Liszt, Mendelssohn, SaintSaens, and Schumann. His recording of the Chopin Etudes has been awarded the Charles Cros Academy Grand Prix du Disque and the Diapason d'Or.
FrancoisRene Duchable won his first piano prize in 1965, making headlines in FranceSoir at the age of 13. As a student at the Paris Conservatory, he studied harmony, counterpoint, and conducting, in addition to piano. His progress was meteoric, and two more prizes came his way--the Concours Reine Elizabeth de Belgique at age 16, and the Sacha Schneider Foun?dation Prize at 21. Then followed the recital at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, which drew the atten?tion of Arthur Rubinstein.
It is fitting that Fran?oiseRene Duchable makes his Ann Arbor debut on Bastille Day, as he fulfills Rubinstein's prophecy: ".. .one of the finest young pianists of whom France can be proud."

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