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Release: March 26, 2002
KSUI presents free concert by pianist William Doppmann April 10
91.7 FM, the University of Iowa's public radio station, is presenting a free
concert by noted pianist William Doppmann at 8 p.m. April 10 in the Clapp
Recital Hall, as a way to thank friends and listeners for their support.
Doppmann, who taught for six years at the University of Iowa in the 1960s,
will return to Iowa City for the performance presented by KSUI and the UI
School of Music.
At the recital, Doppmann will perform some of the best-known classics in
the keyboard repertory -- Chopin's "F-Minor Ballade" and "A-flat
Major Impromptu," and Bach's "Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue."
In addition to performing two of his own works, Doppmann will also perform
Liszt's "Transcendental Etudes," Liszt's "Prelude after J.
S. Bach, " the Busoni arrangement of Bach's chorale-prelude, "Ich
ruf' zu dir."
Part of KSUI's live "Know the Score" program, the concert will
be aired at 3 p.m. April 14 and 5 p.m. April 17.
Doppmann is a noted composer, having won two Guggenheim Fellowships and
an ASCAP Special Award. At the concert, he will play his 1982 work "Distances,"
which he describes as "a set of fantasy-variations about, rather than
on, Chopin's haunting last work, the 'Mazurka in F Minor' and his recent toccata
"Once in a great while there comes an artist whose performance defies
description and superlatives," said The Washington Post of Doppmann,
whom the paper also called "a pianist giant." Doppmann performed
at concerts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America and
the Far East as recitalist and as soloist with major orchestras including
the Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Detroit, Seattle and Tokyo symphonies, and
at numerous festivals including Marlboro, Chamber Music Northwest, Cleveland's
Blossom Festival, Ravinia in Chicago, and the Hong Kong and Kuhmo Finland
For more information, contact KSUI at (319) 335-5730 or email email@example.com.