Pianist David Kaiserman in Centennial Recital March 16

March 15, 1999

by Richard Veit

David Kaiserman, concert pianist and professor of music at Northwestern University, will present a guest recital at Baylor University at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, in Roxy Grove Hall.

His program has been selected to celebrate centennials that are being observed this year, including the birthdays of Russian composer Alexander Tcherepnin and the French composer Francis Poulenc--both of whom were born in 1899--as well as various works that were written during the final year of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The recital will open with Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor (the "Pathétique" Sonata), which was composed in 1799 which will be followed by Tcherepnin's Ten Bagatelles, Op. 5.

After intermission, Kaiserman will play Alexander Glazunov's Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op. 62, and Maurice Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante défunte, both of which date from 1899. Though the Ravel work was originally written for piano solo, these days it is perhaps more familiar to audiences in its orchestral setting.

Closing the program will be Poulenc's Trois pièces ("Pastorale," "Hymne" and "Toccata") and then Camille Saint-Saëns's Étude No. 6 (1899), a toccata based on a theme from the final movement of his Fifth Piano Concerto.

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

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