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Bard College Conservatory of Music presents

Visiting Artist: Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano

 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Malcolm Bilson (Bard '57) has been in the forefront of the period-instrument movement for more than thirty years. A member of the Cornell University Music Department since 1968, where he is the Frederick J. Whiton Professor of Music, he began his pioneering activity in the early 1970s as a performer of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert on late 18th- and early 19th-century pianos. Since then he has proven to be a key contributor to the restoration of the fortepiano to the concert stage and to fresh recordings of the "mainstream" repertory.

Free and open to the public.

PROGRAM

Malcolm Bilson '57, piano

Performing on a fortepiano built by Rodney Regier in 1997 and modeled after an 1824 Viennese fortepiano by Conrad Graf.

Sonata in C major, D. 279 Franz Schubert

Allegretto (completion by Malcolm Bilson) (1797–1828)

Sonata in F# minor, D. 571 Schubert

Allegro moderato (completion by Malcolm Bilson)

Sonata in Ab, Op. 26 Ludwig van Beethoven

Andante con variazioni (1770–1827)

Scherzo : Allegro molto

Marcia Funebre Sulla Morta d’un Eroe

Allegro

INTERMISSION

Novellette in F, Op. 21, #1 Robert Schumann

(1810–1856)

Kreisleriana, Op. 16 Schumann

Äusserst bewegt

Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch

Sehr aufgeregt

Sehr langsam

Sehr lebhaft

Sehr langsam

Sehr rasch

Schnell und spielend

Post-concert reception co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs



For more information, call 845-758-7196, or e-mail conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu.

Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building