Russian Pianist To Perform In Guest Recital Nov. 13

Nov. 10, 2000

by Richard Veit

Pianist Faina Lushtak, professor of music at Tulane University in New Orleans, will appear at Baylor University in a guest recital at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Born in the Soviet Union, Lushtak holds degrees in piano performance and composition from the Moscow Conservatory. She has performed in New York City at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, and her most recent recording was praised by Fanfare magazine for its "elastic phrasing and hallucinatory poetry."

Lushtak's program will open with Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26, and then two of the Preludes from Rachmaninoff's Opus 32.

Also to be heard will be Claude Debussy's Pour le piano, a three-movement suite (Prelude, Sarabande and Toccata) written at the turn of the 20th century.

The second half of the recital will consist entirely of the music of Frédéric Chopin. Lushtak will play a Polonaise, five Mazurkas and the Ballade, Op. 52.

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

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