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Release: Aug. 24, 2001
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Flutist Tadeu Coelho will present UI faculty recital
Flutist Tadeu Coelho will perform three major sonatas
and other works for flute and piano when he presents a University of Iowa
faculty recital with pianist Shari Rhoads at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Clapp
Recital Hall on the UI campus.
Their performance will be free and open to the public.
Coelho and Rhoads will perform sonatas by 18th-century
composer Johann Gottfried Muethel, early 20th-century composer Phillippe Gaubert
and contemporary composer Jindich Feld.
They will also perform "Harlequin" by Margaret
Cornils, an evocation of Picassos paintings of Harlequin that was written
for Coelho last year; and "Sicilienne et Burlesque" by Italian compser
"I have prepared a repertoire for this year that
features works with dramatic content," Coelho said. "The pieces
range from Baroque to modern, but as a general thread they all explore the
flute not only by its technical and acoustical capabilities but also by its
power to convey many different moods -- from the elegance of the gallant sonata
by Muethel to the serious drama of the sonata by Feld and the comical, post-modern,
aspects of Cornils piece."
German organist and composer Johann Muethel was a personal
friend of J.S. Bach and later of his musically innovative son, C.P.E. Bach.
Muethel was described as one of the best organ and clavier players and composers
of his time. Only a few of Muthels works were published, among them
two concertos for keyboard and strings, three sonatas and a duet for two keyboards.
Jindrich Feld was born in Prague in 1925. His formal training
in composition was at the Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Music,
where he graduated in 1952. In the same year he earned his doctorate from
Charles University in Prague in musicology, aesthetics and philosophy.
In 1990 Feld became head of the music department of Czech
Radio, where he served until 1992. Some of his recent works include the String
Quartet No. 6, Quintetto capriccioso, Symphony No. 3, and several works for
wind band. The Flute Sonata was dedicated to the famous French flutist Jean-Pierre
Gaubert was a French flutist, conductor and composer.
He studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he won First Prize for a concerto
performance as well as the coveted Prix de Rome. He taught flute and conducting
at the conservatory and was long respected as a soloist, orchestral principal
and teacher. In 1931 he became artistic director at the Paris Opera.
Gaubert is mainly known for his flute works, but he also
wrote several operas, orchestral and chamber music. His Flute Sonata in G
Major was dedicated to the solo flute in the orchestras of the Paris
Opera and the Concerts Lamoureux, Jean Boulze. Its three lyrical movements
explore, in a distilled manner, the technical and expressive qualities of
the flute and piano.
Margaret Cornils is a flutist who has always composed
along with her playing, but it wasn't until after she graduated from college
that her composition became more prominent in her life. Her music has been
performed throughout the Midwest and was featured on the Iowa Public Television
show "Living In Iowa."
Coelho says that "she has taken one of Picassos
Harlequins and brought him to life! The change of moods, the jester and the
acrobat are all displayed in the short comic piece she wrote for me. I think
she intended this piece to thrill, captivate and maybe even make the player
and the audience smile a bit."
A composer, pianist and conductor who showed his musical
aptitude very early, Casella entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1896. While
there he studied with Gabriele Faure and became friends with Maurice Ravel
and Georges Enesco. In 1915 he returned to Italy, taking a position as piano
professor at the Liceo di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he actively promoted
the works of Bartok, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and other contemporary composers.
Coelho joined the UI music faculty in 1997. An international
touring artist sponsored by the Miyazawa Flute Company, he has appeared as
soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the Americas. He has performed
as first solo flutist with the Santa Fe Symphony, the Hofer Symphoniker in
Germany and the Spoletto Festival Orchestra in Italy. In the summer of 1996
he was invited to play with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood under conductors
Bernard Haitink, Robert Shaw and Robert Spano.
Coelhos performances have consistently earned high
critical praise. Following a series of concerts in Brazil, one critic commented
that he "played with musicality and beautiful sound. His virtuosity and
clear performance are remarkable." Another critic wrote that "there
is no doubt about his virtuoso abilities, topped with a degree of musicianship
that was magnificent and complete."
Coelho performs a wide range of repertoire, with special
interest in the music of Latin America. His CD of 20th-century Mexican flute
music was released in the spring of 1999 and is available, along with Coelhos
other recordings, from Eble Music in downtown Iowa City.
Rhoads joined the UI School of Music faculty in the fall
of 2000. Before arriving at the UI she taught music history at the Musikhochschule
(Music conservatory) in Lucerne and the Conservatory of Lausanne in Switzerland.
Rhoads has also been Kapellmeister at the Lucerne Theater and conductor/coach
at the opera theater in Darmstadt, Germany. She was coach at the Barcelona
and Madrid opera theaters.
Her accompanying credentials include recitals with Jose
Carreras, Luis Lima and Montserrat Caballe with whom she worked exclusively
as coach/accompanist and orchestrator. She has accompanied master classes
with a number of renowned artists including singer Gerard Souzay, cellist
Lynn Harrell and violist William Primrose, and served as staff accompanist
for the Francesco Vinas (Barcelona, Spain) and Munich International competitions.
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