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UMS Concert Program, March 27, 1986: International Presentations Of Music & Dance --

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Day
27
Month
March
Year
1986
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Season: 107th
Concert: Seventy-second
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

FHE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Andres Segovia
Guitarist
Thursday Evening, March 27, 1986, at 8:00 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
PROGRAM
fSarabande with Variations..........................George Frideric Handel
(1685-1759)
fAllegretto..........................................................Handel
"{"Two Songs Without Words.............................. Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)
Lento
Barcarole I ......................................... Alexandre Tansman
?Reverie [ (,. 1897)
?Danse J
Mazurka, Op. 39, No. 10.......................... Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(1840-1893)
INTERMISSION
Two Levantine impressions...................................... Oscar Espla
(1886-1976)
Elegia and Danza...............................Federico Moreno Torroba
(1891-1982)
Tonadilla, "La Maja de Goya"............................. Enrique Granados
(1867-1916)
?Sonatina Meridional......................................... Manuel Ponce
Campo, Copla, Fiesta (1882-1948)
?("Transcribed by Segovia.
?Revised and fingered by Segovia, dedicated to Segovia.
MCA, RCA, AngelEMI, and Intercord Records. Seventy-second Concert of the 107th Season Special Concert
About the Artist
Andres Segovia was born in Linares, Jaen, in the region of Spain known as Andalusia, on February 21,1893. From his early childhood Segovia was deeply responsive to the sound of the guitar, an instrument which was part of everyday life in southern Spain. At the age of ten Segovia moved from Linares in order to attend school in Granada. Here he acquired his first guitar. Despite the absence of any competent teachers, Segovia soon gained a prodigious mastery and discovered the existence of fine guitar compositions surpassing the limitations of Andalusia's folkloric guitar styles.
By 1909 Segovia was ready to offer his first public recital at the Centro Artistico in Granada. Concerts in Cordoba and Seville followed, and later Segovia moved to Madrid where, in 1912, he gave his debut at the Atcneo and was presented with his first concert guitar of quality by Manuel Ramirez.
Segovia's first international tour was to South America in the early 1920s, and his European reputation was established by a resoundingly successful debut in Paris in 1924. From this period of his life onward, Segovia not only enriched the range of the guitar repertoire by transcribing and performing works by great composers of the past, but also persuaded his contemporaries to write new pieces for the instrument. Composers such as Torroba and Turina of Spain, Ponce of Mexico, Castelnuovo-Tedcsco of Italy, Villa-Lobos of Brazil, andTansman of Poland all wrote significant compositions for him during this crucial period of his early concert career.
Armed with this new repertoire, Segovia's international reputation rapidly increased. In 1926 he performed in Russia and Britain, in 1927 in Scandinavia, in 1928 came his first tour of the United States, and in 1929 Segovia made his first visit to Japan. Since that time the sound of Segovia's guitar has been heard in almost every country in the world.
As one of the twentieth century's greatest instrumentalists, Segovia has received many high honors from the international community. More than a dozen honorary doctorates from the major universities have been conferred upon him, and his numerous medals of distinction include the Grand Cross of Isabel la Catolica, Spain's highest civilian honor. In 1981 Andres Segovia was created Marquis of Salobrena by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Most recently, the guitarist received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) during the 28th annual Grammy Awards last month.
Andres Segovia continues to take the guitar to the world's concert halls. This year he celebrated his ninety-third birthday in February and is currently making his customary annual tour of the United States. By his dedication and insight, the guitar has become established as a respected solo instrument with a wide repertoire and an international following.
This evening the esteemed artist returns to Ann Arbor for his ninth appearance on this stage, after performing in the 1960 May Festival and giving seven recitals throughout the Sixties and Seventies.
Remaining Concerts
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra................................ Tues. Apr. 1
Pinchas Zukerman, ConductorViolinist
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni; Marc Neikrug: Chettro Ketl; Haydn: Symphony No. 102;
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Bonn Woodwind Quintet.................................... Sun. Apr. 6
with Steven Masi, Pianist
Haydn: Divertimento No. 1; Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2; Beethoven:
Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 16; Mozart: Piano Quintet in E-flat, K. 452; Ibcrt: Trois Pieces
Breves
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.................................. Sun. Apr. 13
Bach: Suite for Brass; Previn: Triolet for Brass; Gibbons: In Nomine; Berkeley: Among the Lilies; Debussy: Suite Francaise; Parker: A Londoner in New York
John Williams, Guitarist..................................... Wed. Apr. 16
Praetorius: Three Dances from Terpsichore; Bach: Suite No. 4; Yocoh: Variations on Sakura; Albeniz: Mallorca, Cordoba, Asturias; Barrios: Seven Pieces
93rd Annual May Festival........................ Wed.-Sat. Apr. 30-May 3
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Ann Arbor Festival Chorus; Zdcnek Macal, Conductor; Christoph Eschenbach, ConductorPianist; Jean-Pierre Rampal, ConductorFlutist; Isaac Stern, Violinist; Carmen Lavani, Soprano; Janice Taylor, Mezzo-soprano; Seth McCoy, Tenor; John Cheek, Bass-baritone
Watch for new 1986-87 Season Announcement on April 7!
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
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