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“Love and Separation” with tenor James Taylor

January 28, 2009

Program includes music of Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann

The Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music present a Faculty Artist Series recital by acclaimed tenor James Taylor on Sunday, January 25 at 5 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College St at Wall St). Taylor, who teaches voice at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and directs the Yale Voxtet, will perform with pianist Donald Sulzen, an internationally sought-after accompanist and chamber musician.  Their program’s theme is “Love and Separation,” and will include Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 9, Shubert’s  song cycle Auf dem Wasser zu Singen, and Schumann’s beloved song cycle Dichterliebe. For more information, visit the Yale School of Music website, www.yale.edu/music, or call 203 432-4158.taylor_v

The American lyric tenor James Taylor joined the Yale faculty in 2005 after serving as professor of voice at the Musikhochschule in Augsburg, Germany. He is a sought-after oratorio singer, appearing worldwide with such renowned conductors as Eschenbach, Harnoncourt, Blomstedt, and Koopman, and touring extensively with Helmuth Rilling. He has appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, and Tafelmusik.  His more than thirty-five CD recordings include Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and the songs of John Duke. Taylor is one of the founders of Liedertafel, a male vocal quartet that has appeared in major European festivals and recorded for the Orfeo label. Recent engagements include Mozart’s Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the New York Philharmonic, and Britten’s Horn Serenade with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Donald Sulzen is one of the most requested pianists for accompanying and chamber music at the international level. He has performed in the most prestigious recital halls of Europe, the USA, South America, and Japan. His numerous performances on radio and television include stations in Germany, France, and Italy. He has completed more than thirty CDs for Orfeo International, Toshiba-EMI, Koch International, Genuin, Arte Nova, cpo and Amati.  After teaching for several years at the Salzburg Mozarteum, he now teaches at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst.  He has also given master classes for singers and pianists throughout America and Europe.

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