Pianists From Vienna to Perform at Baylor Feb. 20

Feb. 12, 1997

by Richard Veit

Wacoans will have the rare opportunity to hear a duo piano team from the Vienna Academy of Music perform on the Baylor University campus. At 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Roxy Grove Hall, pianists Elisabeth Eschwé and Thomas Kreuzberger will present "Schubert and His Time," a program of music for piano duet that celebrates the bicentennial of Franz Schubert (1797-1828).

These two artists-both natives of Vienna and now professors at Vienna's famous Academy-perform worldwide under the collective name of "Four Hands on the Piano." Frequent performers on European radio and television, they recently released a compact disc of works by Bach, Satie, Brahms, and Feldhofer.

Their concert at Baylor will feature three compositions by Schubert- "Marche militaire in E-flat major," "German Dance with Two Trios and Two Ländler," and the familiar "Fantasie in F minor."

Also on the program will be Beethoven's "Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein" and six of the "Hungarian Dances" by Johannes Brahms.

In keeping with the Schubert Bicentennial, there will be a recitation of letters from the early 19th century, including excerpts by Beethoven, Brahms, and others.

This unusual concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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