LSU Bassoonist To Perform At Baylor March 1

Feb. 28, 2001

by Richard Veit

William Ludwig, principal bassoonist of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and professor of bassoon at Louisiana State University, will present a guest recital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Meadows Recital Hall.

Ludwig has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States and Europe, including performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and with the Ars Nova Wind Quintet at the Prague Spring International Music Festival. He also has recorded a solo CD for Centaur Records and a series of wind quintet recordings for the Musical Heritage Society label.

The recital will open with Georg Philipp Telemann's Bassoon Sonata in F major, with piano accompaniment provided by Heather Brown. Then Ludwig will play four of the Sixteen Waltzes for Bassoon Solo by Brazilian composer Francesco Mignone.

Next will come a work from the year 1993 by composer Michael Burns, who serves on the music faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His Swamp Song is scored for bassoon and tape.

Following intermission, Ludwig will play a transcription for bassoon of four movements from Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 2 for Cello, BWV 1008.

Then will come a work dating from 1992 by Arthur Weisberg, his two-movement A Song and a Dance for Solo Bassoon.

Concluding the program will be the Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168, by the great French master, Camille Saint-Saëns Brown will accompany.

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

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