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UW Faculty Recital Saturday
November 17, 2011 — Five University of Wyoming faculty members will perform in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Fine Arts concert hall.
Tickets cost $7 for the public and $5 for students and senior citizens. Performers are John Fadial, Blake McGee, Jim Przygocki, Rubia Santos and Beth Vanderborgh.
Three trios will be performed. Mozart's "Kegelstatt" is a piano, viola and clarinet trio; Brahms' "Trio Op. 114" is a piano, clarinet and cello trio; and Debussy's "Piano Trio in G" is a piano, violin and cello trio. The three works belong to the standard chamber music repertoire and have been recorded extensively.
"Mozart's trio was inspired by an Austrian location, called 'Kegelstatt,' where a variety of bowling or 'skittles' was played, and he himself composed the work just after having played a game," says Santos, assistant professor of piano and collaborative arts.
"The composer Debussy was only 18 years old and living in Russia when he composed his trio," he adds. "Therefore, the style of the work paints the late romanticism as well as exoticism of the composer's young experiences abroad. It did not have its premiere until 1984 because many parts of the manuscript were lost after the composition."
Santos says Brahms' late trio work, which was his first chamber piece written for the clarinet, is a melancholic and warm blend achieved by combining the cello and the clarinet.
Beth Vanderborgh will be among UW Department of Music faculty members performing in Saturday's recital.