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Lecture: The Art Song Compositions of Huang Tzu, Sep. 11

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The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library and the Yale School of Music are honored to welcome Professor Lin Zai Hong, Head of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and Professor Qian Ren Ping, Professor of Music Theory, along with their colleagues, to the Yale campus September 10–12, 2014.

The highlight of the visit will be a lecture presented by Professor Qian on “The Art Song Compositions of Huang Tzu” and will include performances of some of his art songs. A reception in the SML Memorabilia Room will follow. The lecture takes place Thursday, September 11 at 10 am in the Sterling Memorial Library’s lecture hall. MORE

Published August 29, 2014
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Wei-Yi Yang, Karen von Kunes explore Czech music and literature April 1

Wei-Yi Yang, a member of the School of Music faculty, and Karen von Kunes, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, will present “Leoš Janáček & Milan Kundera: a confluence of Czech music and literature” on Monday, April 1.

Yang will perform Janáček’s rarely-played piano cycle On an Overgrown Path, written 1900–1912, alongside two of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances for piano four hands. In the Dvořák he will be joined by pianists Xuerong Zhao and Miki Sawada, both students in the School of Music.

The event takes place at 7:30 pm at Berkeley College on the Yale campus. Contact the Berkeley master’s office (203-432-0501) for details.

This is the third and final interdisciplinary project that Wei-Yi Yang has undertaken this concert season. For more information on Karen von Kunes, click here. MORE

Published March 14, 2013
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Brazilian pianist Luiz de Moura Castro offers lecture-recital on Villa-Lobos

luiz_castroTo mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1884-1959), the piano department of the Yale School of Music presents a lecture-recital of the eminent Brazilian pianist Luiz de Moura Castro. The lecture-recital will feature piano music of Villa-Lobos and will take place Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 pm in Sudler Hall. Castro is a professor of piano at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. The event is free and open to the public.

About the Performer

Luíz de Moura Castro, born in Rio de Janeiro, gave his first concert at the age of 9 in the Teatro Municipal. He studied at the National Music School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (summa cum laude), the Music Academy Lorenzo Fernandez, Rio de Janeiro, and the Liszt Academy, Budapest.

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Published January 11, 2010
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Alfred Brendel lecture with musical examples

Unique program by legendary pianist on November 11 will be followed the next day by a public master class

Brendel_webThe Horowitz Piano Series at the Yale School of Music presents a lecture by the eminent pianist Alfred Brendel on Wednesday, November 11 at 8 pm in Sprague Hall. Titled “On Character in Music,” the lecture will argue that atmosphere is no less important in music than elements such as form and structure. Brendel will focus on the music of Beethoven as seen through the comments of Czerny. Brendel compares the pianist’s task to that of a character actor identifying with different roles, with an ever-widening awareness of the staggering emotional and psychological variety great music has to offer. Though Brendel has retired from full-time performing, his lecture will include musical examples he will perform on the piano.

The next day, Thursday, November 12, Alfred Brendel will work with graduate pianists from the Yale School of Music in a public master class on the stage of Morse Recital Hall. MORE

Published October 16, 2009
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