J. Christopher Buddo in Faculty Recital Nov. 4Oct. 30, 1997
by Richard Veit
Dr. Christopher Buddo, Baylor University's assistant professor of double bass and conducting, will present a faculty recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Roxy Grove Hall. He will be assisted by two other members of the Baylor music faculty-Brian Marks, lecturer in piano, and Robin Fisher, assistant professor of vocal studies-as well as one of his former students, Kyle D. Gassiott, who is now in graduate school at the University of Iowa.
Buddo, who joined the Baylor music faculty in 1990, holds a bachelor of music degree from James Madison University and master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Iowa.
The program will open with two works from the baroque period-George Frideric Handel's Trio Sonata No. 16 in G minor and Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello.
Also to be heard are the "Adagio" from Dimitri Shostakovich's ballet Unforgettable 1919 and the song "Une Bouche Aimée" by the 19th-century Italian composer, Giovanni Bottesini.
The second half of the recital will be devoted to a single work by Franz Schubert. His Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano is nowadays played on a cello or double bass, but it was written in 1824 for arpeggione, an unusual instrument that resembled a bass guitar but was played with a bow.
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 710-3991.