Frederick Teardo gives a DMA recital of Franck, Elgar, and more on Woolsey Hall’s incomparable Newberry Organ

The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital by organist Frederick Teardo on Thursday, October 14 at 8 pm in Woolsey Hall (500 College Street, corner of Grove Street, New Haven). The concert will feature music from Schumann to Elgar to the present day.

Teardo will open the program with the first movement of Elgar’s Sonata for Organ, Op. 28, and will continue with excerpts from Schumann’s Studies for the Pedal Organ, Op. 56. Complete works will include César Franck’s deeply expressive Prière (Prayer), Op. 20, and Marcel Dupré’s Prelude and Fugue in B Major, Op. 7, No. 1, written “for a triumphal solemnity.” The newest work on the program is Aaron Travers’s Three Pieces for Organ, written in 2000. Max Reger’s virtuosic Fantasy on the Chorale “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” Op. 52, No. 2, will conclude the program.

The Newberry Memorial Organ is one of the most renowned Romantic organs in the world. Originally built in 1902, it was rebuilt in both 1915 and 1928 and boasts 12,617 pipes, comprising 197 ranks and 166 stops. It offers a wealth of expressive possibilities to the performer. MORE

Published September 28, 2010
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