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A program of Faure nocturnes
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Pianist Richard Shuster, a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a free recital of nine nocturnes by Gabriel Faure at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Riverside Recital Hall. He will also conduct a master class for UI piano students at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.
Shuster, who teaches at Texas Woman's University, has regularly appeared as guest teacher at a institutions including the Vienna International Piano Academy in Austria, the Marco Polo Festival in Italy, and Mukogawa Women’s University in Japan. In July he will serve as director of the Franz Liszt Academy Summer Piano Program in Budapest, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar.
Fauré's Nocturnes span almost his entire creative career, and they're considered to be among the finest examples of the genre since Chopin. They range from youthful exuberance to the more austere and inward-looking mature works influenced by Debussy and Satie, and the horrors of the first world war.
For more information or special accommodations to attend either of these events, contact the School of Music at 319-335-1603.
The School of Music is located in the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.