Mary Pappert School of Music
David Allen Wehr
Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah
Dr. Stephen Benham
Piano, Debussy, Music, Schumann
This graduate recital features significant piano works from the major periods in music history. The opening pieces - the Scarlatti sonatas - are technically challenging but allow the pianist to show a great deal of expression. Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 39 as well as the Weisgarber Sonatine are collaborative works; the first features a soprano soloist and the second is written for flute, clarinet, and piano. Ending the first half of the program is Schumann's Concerto in A minor, op. 54, extremely challenging for both soloist and accompanist, especially during the cadenza. The second half of the recital includes another contemporary work, Sketches in Color (Volume 2) by Robert Starer; these are short, exciting pieces based on tertiary colors. The recital closes with Debussy's Estampes, a set of works that were one of his earliest compositions for solo piano.
Mazza, J. (2012). Graduation Recital, Piano (Recital, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/896