Faculty to Commemorate Brahms Centennial Nov. 12

Nov. 10, 1997

by Richard Veit

Five members of the Baylor University music faculty will present a recital to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Roxy Grove Hall.

The program will open with pianists Leta Horan and Thelma Cooper performing 13 of the 16 waltzes in Brahms's Opus 39. These works date from the year 1865 and are scored for piano-four hands.

Leta Horan, associate professor of piano, has been a member of the Baylor faculty since 1972. She holds degrees from Baylor University and a doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Thelma Cooper, assistant professor of piano, has taught at Baylor since 1968. She holds degrees from Baylor University and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

The other work on the program will be Brahms' Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Horn, Opus 40. Like the waltzes, it was written in 1865. The Baylor performance will feature pianist James Williams, violinist Stephen Heyde and hornist Margaret Robinson.

James Williams, professor of piano, has been a member of the Baylor music faculty since 1973. He has a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Stephen Heyde, professor of orchestral studies and Conductor-in-Residence, holds a degree from Capital University and a master's degree from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has been at Baylor University since 1984. Margaret Robinson, assistant professor of horn, joined the Baylor music faculty in 1995. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Indiana University.

This special commemorative recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 710-3991.

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