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Day
24
Month
October
Year
1985
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Season: 107th
Concert: Thirty-fifth
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAr
Nathan Milstein
Violinist GEORGE PLUDERMACHER, Pianist
Thursday Evening, October 24, 1985 at 8:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
Sonata in A major, Op. 1, No. 3................................... Handel
Andante Allegro Adagio Allegro
Sonata in F major, Op. 24 ("Spring")........................... Beethoven
Allegro
Adagio molto espressivo Scherzo: allegro molto
Rondo: allegro ma non troppo
Partita in D minor, B.W.V. 1004 (for solo violin)...................... Bach
Allemande Courante Sarabande Gigue Chaconne
INTERMISSION
"Paganiniana" (Variations for solo violin) ......................... Milstein
Andantino and Andante assai from
Tales of an Old Grandmother................................. Prokofiev
Lullabye from the opera Mazeppa.............................Tchaikovsky
Introduction et Tarantelle, Op. 43................................ Sarasate
arranged and transcribed by Mr. Milstein
Angel and Deutsche Grammophon Records
To help maintain silence, Halls Cough Tablets, courtesy of Warner-Lambert Company,
are available in the lobby.
Thirty-fifth Concert of the 107th Season 107th Annual Choral Union Series
About the Artists
Nathan Milstein, universally acknowledged as one of this century's supreme masters of the violin, is now making his annual visit to the North American continent to perform in recital and with orchestras. Since his Paris debut in 1926, he has consistently ranked among the world's greatest musicians and remains a favorite today of audiences and critics alike.
Born in Odessa on December 31, 1904, Mr. Milstcin began playing the violin at an early age. He made his concert debut at the age often, but declined a career as a child prodigy. While still in his early twenties, he played in recital with another young musician, Vladimir Horowitz, and he studied with the great Russian virtuoso Leopold Auer. In 1925, Mr. Milstein left his native country for Europe, where he made his formal debut in Paris in 1926. His first American performance was in 1929, and since that time he has toured the world many times over, performing in all the great music centers as recitalist and with leading musicians, conductors, and orchestras.
Mr. Milstein has recorded the major works of the violin repertoire over the span of his long performing career. His recent recording of Bach's complete Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo on the Deutsche Grammophon label earned him a coveted Grammy Award. Performing on a Stradivarius dated 1716, generally considered the best year of that master's golden period, Mr. Milstein is an arranger and transcriber as well, with many of his works now standard in the violin repertoire. The artist is deeply interested in painting, politics, philosophy, and literature; in addition, he possesses a prize collection of Tourte, Pecatte, and Voirin bows from the early nineteenth century.
Nathan Milstein has been honored by many nations as one of the great musical figures of our time. In March of 1982, he was elevated to the rank of Commander of the Legion of Honor by the French government. He has also received the Grand Cross of Honor, First Class, from Austria. A special highlight of his 1984 American tour was a black-tie dinner given by the New York Musician's Club, The Bohemians, in honor of his eightieth birthday.
Mr. Milstein first performed on the Hill Auditorium stage in 1933, just four years after his American debut. He has returned in each decade since then, in recital and as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra in four May festivals; tonight marks his thirteenth Ann Arbor appearance.
George Pludermacher was born in France and completed his musical training at the Paris Conservatory. A winner of the prestigious piano competition at Leeds, England, he has performed extensively in France, where he resides, and throughout Europe. He also won the first Geza Anda International Piano Concours in June 1979 at Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Pludermacher has played on tour with Nathan Milstcin both in Europe and the United States. Prior to this evening's performance, he performed on this stage with Mr. Milstein in 1978.
Coming Concerts
Aterballeto.........................................Fri., Sat. Oct. 25, 26
Western Opera Theater.................................... Sun. Oct. 27
Mozart's Don Giovanni
Munich Philharmonic Lorin Maazel...................... Tues. Oct. 29
Folk Ballet of Yugoslavia ............................... Thurs. Oct. 31
Cleveland Octet........................................... Sun. Nov. 3
Carlos Montoya, Flamenco Guitarist........................... Sat. Nov. 9
Vienna Symphony Wolfgang Sawallisch................. Wed. Nov. 13
New Philadelphia String Quartet.......................... Sun. Nov. 24
with Richard Woodhams, Oboist; Yoheved Kaplinsky, Pianist
Shura Cherkassky, Pianist................................. Tues. Nov. 26
Handel's Messiah I Donald Bryant...................... Fri.-Sun. Dec. 6-8
Pittsburgh Ballet, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker............ Fri.-Sun. Dec. 13-15
Jessye Norman, Soprano....................................... Wed. Jan. 8
Cracow Philharmonic....................................... Sat. Jan. 11
Krzysztof Penderecki, Conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist
The English Concert Trevor Pinnock.....................Wed. Jan. 15
Detroit Symphony Orchestra................................ Sun. Feb. 2
Gunther Herbig, Conductor; Heinrich Schiff, Cellist
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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