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Pianist Seymour Lipkin Performs Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and George Perle on Tuesday, October 29 at 8 PM in Juilliard's Paul Hall

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Recital Part of Juilliard's Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Pianist Seymour Lipkin, a longtime member of Juilliard’s faculty, performs works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and George Perle on his Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital on Tuesday, October 29 at 8 PM in Paul Hall. The program features Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, K. 576; Schubert’s Sonata in A Major, D. 959; George Perle’s Short Sonata (1967); and Beethoven’s Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111.

FREE tickets will be available October 15 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/chamber.

Composer George Perle (1915-2009) was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in music (1986), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and an array of other major awards and honors. His compositions included orchestral works, chamber music, pieces for solo instruments and voice. Perle also published numerous articles in journals and seven books, including the award-winning Operas of Alban Berg. Pianist Michael Boriskin describes George Perle’s Short Sonata (1964): “A great deal of activity has been packed into the fiendishly difficult Short Sonata (1964). Several distinctly characterized elements – the opening ‘rush’ of notes; two ascending, striding motives in single notes, and a falling choral figure – are introduced early in the first movement; their subsequent interaction is fast-paced and kaleidoscopic, and the movement concludes with a frenzied juxtaposition of the opening ideas. The florid middle movement, consisting of two sections and concluding with a fleeting reminiscence of the first section, brings but brief respite from the mercurial outer movements. The finale is a whirlwind rondo, in which the main recurring idea is the wide-ranging eighth-note passage heard at the beginning.”

Seymour Lipkin has performed with five of America’s major orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, The Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago orchestras, as well as many other major American ensembles. He has been active in chamber music and has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Spoleto Festivals (both in Italy and the U.S.), and the Norfolk Festival. Mr. Lipkin has performed with Jascha Heifetz (60- concert tour), Oscar Shumsky, Uto Ughi, Arnold Steinhardt, William Primrose, David Soyer, and Lawrence Lesser, and has toured the United States, Europe, and South America with the Guarneri Quartet. He performed a ten-city European tour with the Juilliard String Quartet in 1999 and appeared again with them at the Library of Congress in 2001.

Mr. Lipkin’s recording of the Stravinsky Piano Concerto with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic may be heard on the Sony label. His recordings of the complete 32 sonatas of Beethoven have been released on Newport Classic; all 32 sonatas may also be heard on a single MP3 disc, the first time this has been accomplished. This set was chosen as one of the ten best of 2004 by the Boston Globe. Recordings of the complete Schubert sonatas and other major works were recently released.

Mr. Lipkin is artistic director of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, and is on the faculties of both Juilliard and the Curtis Institute of Music. At age 19, he was winner of the prestigious Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, which launched his career. For many years, Mr. Lipkin concentrated on conducting, and he studied conducting with Serge Koussevitzky and George Szell. After serving as an assistant conductor at the New York Philharmonic, he was music director of the Long Island Symphony and the Joffrey Ballet.

Program Listing:

Tuesday, October 29, 8 PM, Juilliard’s Paul Hall

Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series

Seymour Lipkin, piano

MOZART Sonata in D Major, K. 576

SCHUBERT Sonata in A Major, D. 959

GEORGE PERLE Short Sonata (1967)

BEETHOVEN Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111

FREE tickets will be available October 15 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu/chamber.

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