Baylor Alum Presents Piano Recital Feb. 7

Jan. 25, 2005

by Richard Veit

Pianist and Baylor University graduate Chi-Bun "Jimmy" Chiang will return to his alma mater to perform a guest recital at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Chiang is now a graduate student at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna, studying with Wolfgang Watzinger in piano, Leopold Hager in orchestral conducting and Erwin Ortner in choral conducting. A native of Hong Kong, he earned his bachelor of music degree from Baylor, where he studied with Artist-in-Residence Krassimira Jordan.

Chiang's Baylor program will include two pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book II): the Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 885, and the Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 876, followed by Joseph Haydn's Variations in F minor, Franz Liszt's Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F minor, and Anton Webern's Variations for Piano, Op. 27.

The program will close with a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26--known as the "Funeral March" Sonata--and then Claude Debussy's impressionistic L'isle joyeuse.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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