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Musical Events For the Week of Sept. 16
MAILED: Sept. 10, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the following musical performances the week beginning Monday, Sept. 16. All events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, Sept. 22:
- Paul Kosower, professor of music, will present a faculty organ recital at 2 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The program will include eight pieces, beginning with Walter Hartley’s “Fanfare for Organ.” The first part of the program will conclude with J.S. Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in G Major.” Compositions by Roger Ducasse, Max Reger and Felix Mendelssohn will be featured in the second half.
- Dr. Daniel Newman, associate professor of music, will present a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Newman, a tenor, will perform Brahms’ “Romanzen aus Tieck’s Magelone, Op.33,” a cycle of 15 songs set to texts by Johann Ludwig Tieck. Tieck’s work is an adaptation of a medieval romance with history dating back to the 12th century. Eighteen original poems by Tieck, written in the first person, are interspersed between chapters of the traditional love story and comment on its action. During performances of Brahms’composition, which set 15 of Tieck’s 18 poems to music, the traditional story is often told in third person by a narrator. As part of his doctoral thesis, Newman adapted these traditional story chapters into first person as a way of allowing the singer to develop a stronger feeling of empathy with the characters and the story. He also adapted the language to allow the story to more forward more smoothly. Dr. Barbara Young, a lecturer in the music and theatre arts department, will accompany Newman on piano.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: February 4, 2003