Department of Music, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine University of California, Irvine

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  • Amy Bauer presents at three international conferences

    Associate Professor Amy Bauer presented papers at the Royal Musical Association's Music and Philosophy conference at King's College, London, June 27-28, and at György Ligeti and the Future of Maverick Modernity conference, July 14, part of the soundSCAPE music festival in Maccagno, Italy, July 4-17. She will be presenting a paper as well at the Eighth EuroMAC Music Analysis conference September 17–20 in Leuven, Belgium.

     

  • Join Poland's Andrzej Jagodziński Trio for jazz and Chopin

    The UCI Music Dept. and the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles are pleased to present The Andrzej Jagodziński Trio free in concert Monday October 6, 8:00pm in Winifred Smith Hall.

    "One of Poland's leading jazz pianists interprets the music of the country's greatest composer. (...) One of the best examples of classical jazz since Art Tatum tackled Massenet." (Music and Media)

    The trio has won acclaim all over the world and is now celebrating 20 years of their music-making. The first Andrzej Jagodziński album of jazzed-up Chopin, recorded in December 1993, was an event showered with awards. Another record “Live at the National Philharmonic” was created in 1995, followed by “Chopin Once More” in 1999. In 2008 the Trio recorded “Chopin – Jagodziński -...

  • Peter Takács and Robert deMaine play Beethoven cello and piano works

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Music for Violoncello and Piano
     

    When Robert deMaine and Peter Takács played together at the Charleston MusicFest in 2008, they instantly knew that a special musical chemistry existed between them.  Then they both pursued their busy careers, Robert as Principal Cellist in the Detroit Symphony and as recently appointed to the same position at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Peter completing his epic undertaking of recording the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas for the Cambria label.

    It was a natural step for these masters of their instruments to decide to perform and record the complete Sonatas and Variations for cello and piano by Beethoven, a...