Sept. 28, 2006
Russian Organist Volostnov Will Play UI Guest Recital Oct. 13
Russian organist Constantin Volostnov will present a solo recital as a guest of the Organ Department of the University of Iowa School of Music and the UI Center for New Music (CNM), at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct 13, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
Volostnov's recital, which will include music from J.S. Bach to Shostakovich, will be free and open to the public.
During his visit, Volostnov will also participate in performances of music by Russian composer Irina Dubkova, a guest artist at the CNM. Those performances will be on a CNM concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in Clapp Recital Hall that will feature works by Dubkova, CNM Director David Gompper, guest artist Jeremy Dale Roberts and other composers.
For the Oct. 13 concert, Volostnov's diverse program includes works from the Baroque, Classic and Romantic periods up to the early 20th century.
--From the Baroque period, Volstnov will play the J.S. Bach's Toccata & fugue F major; French composer Maurice Durufle's arrangement of the Chorale from Cantata No. 147; the chorale prelude "Ich ruf zu Dir Herr Jesu Christ" from the Orgelbuchlein (Little organ book); and Bach's arrangement of Vivaldi's Concerto A minor.
--The Classic period will be represented by two works by Mozart: Andante in F major, K 616, and Fantasia in F minor, K 608.
--Volostnov will play two works by 20th-century Russian composers: Selections from "All-Night Vigil" by Sergei Rachmaninoff, and the Passacaglia from the opera "Katerina Izmailova" by Dmitri Shostakovich.
--The concert will conclude with the Sonata (Psalm 94) of the 19th-century German composer Julius Reubke. An accomplished organist and composer, Reubke was esteemed during his lifetime but has been largely forgotten since his early death in 1858.
Volostnov is artistic director of the Philharmonic Society in the Caucasus Mineral Waters Region. A 2004 graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he has also studied at the Academic Music College of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Hochschule fuer Musik (Music conservatory) in Stuttgart, Germany. He was a prize-winner at the International Organ Competition in Opava, Czech Republic, in 2000 and the St. Albans International Organ Festival in England in 2003.
For more information, see www.uiowa.edu/~cnm/CVbio.html.
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