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Release: March 26, 2002

KSUI presents free concert by pianist William Doppmann April 10

KSUI 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 'In Nomine.'"

"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 International Festivals.

For more information, contact KSUI at (319) 335-5730 or email