Kenton Moore in Faculty Recital Feb. 28Feb. 24, 1999
by Richard Veit
Kenton Moore, assistant professor of bassoon at Baylor University, will present a faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in Roxy Grove Hall. He will be assisted by lecturer in piano Terry Lynn Hudson, professor of oboe Doris DeLoach and flutist Jeannette Hirasawa Moore.
The program will consist entirely of music from Italy and France. The opening piece, Gaetano Donizetti's Trio in F Major for Flute, Bassoon and Piano, has a distinctly operatic style--not surprising, considering the fact that the Italian composer wrote 73 operas in his prolific career.
Charles Koechlin's lyrical Sonata for Bassoon and Piano dates from 1919, just after the conclusion of World War I. While much of this French composer's music remained unpublished for many years, it is now becoming recognized for its astonishing technical and expressive range.
Italian composer Giovanni Antonio Bertoli was born around 1600 and became a bassoonist of considerable standing. His collection of nine solo sonatas for bassoon are among the earliest pieces written specifically for this instrument. Moore will perform Bertoli's Bassoon Sonata No. 1.
Koechlin's most notable student was the innovative French composer and pianist Francis Poulenc. Among Poulenc's 14 chamber works, his Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon is the last in a series of four that are characterized by the playful elegance of neoclassicism. The work was completed in 1926.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.