Faculty Recital Celebrates Schubert Bicentennial

March 14, 1997

by Richard Veit

Six members of the Baylor University music faculty will present a recital on Tuesday, March 18, in celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828). This recital - labeled a "Schubertiade" after the informal musical gatherings which the composer himself hosted in Vienna - will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Treasure Room of the Armstrong-Browning Library.

Accompanying all pieces on the program will be John Cozza, assistant professor of piano, who will perform on an 1865 Broadwood fortepiano.

Opening the recital will be soprano Robin Fisher, assistant professor of vocal studies, and Margaret Robinson, assistant professor of horn, who will perform Schubert's "Auf dem Strom."

Then Fisher will sing a set of four songs, including "Heidenröslein," "Erster Verlust," "Geheimes" and "Nacht und Träume."

An instrumental work will come next, as Kathryn Steely, instructor of violin, performs Schubert's Sonata in A Minor (known as the "Arpeggione" Sonata).

Baritone Jack Coldiron, visiting professor of vocal studies, will present three songs from Gesänge des Harfners: "Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt," "An die Thüren" and "Wer nie sein Brot mit Thränen aß."

Concluding the program will be the song "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" ("The Shepherd on the Rock") with Fisher and Richard Shanley, professor of clarinet.

This "Schubertiade" evening is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 755-3991.

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