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

Lecture and Master Class with Malcolm Bilson

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Master Class

Join renowned pianist Malcolm Bilson for a Lecture and Master class, "Do we know how to read Urtexts accurately and what, if anything, do instruments have to do with it?"

Friday, Oct. 18, 1-4 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

The use of Urtext editions has bwcome widespread, if not universal, in the best conservatories and music schools of the world. It is Professor Bilson's firm belief, which he will illustrate with examples, that we may not sufficiently understand the expressive markings of the great composers of the past, leading to performances that are lacking in both clarity and expresseive power. Instruments contribute to this phenomenon and will likewise be discussed.

See Malcolm Bilson in concert on the Music Department's new Walther fortepiano with Assistant Professor Cecilia Sun Saturday, Oct. 19. Click here for more details.