Early Romantic music to be featured in concert

The Department of Music in Arts & Sciences will present a free recital of early Romantic music featuring German violinist Christine Busch and Seth Carlin, professor of music, at 8 p.m. May 5 in Holmes Lounge.

A renowned Baroque violinist, Busch will bring her skills as a period-instrument performer. She will play a violin with gut, rather than metal, strings.

Carlin will perform on a fortepiano that is a copy of an instrument by the Viennese piano-maker Conrad Graf, who built pianos for Beethoven and for the wedding of Robert and Clara Schumann.

Busch and Carlin will perform Three Romances, op. 21 of Clara Schumann, a leading 19th-century pianist and composer. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin, op. 96 and Franz Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major for Violin, D. 934 are also on the program.

Busch studied violin in Freiburg, Germany, and in Vienna. She has appeared as soloist with the music ensembles Deutsche Bachsollisten and Concentus Musicus of Vienna, directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, as well as with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by Claudio Abbado.

Her recordings include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and Sonatas for Violin.

Carlin frequently performs the music of Haydn and Mozart and other composers of the Classical era on fortepiano. In 1992-93, he performed the complete cycle of keyboard sonatas by Schubert on fortepiano in both St. Louis and New York.

The University event is open to the public. For more information, call 935-4841.

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