The Department of Music presents a Guest Artist Concert featuring Dr. Daniel Landes, piano, on Thursday, September 18 at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall (UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Palmetto and Vine St.) for a recital of Romantic and Post-Romantic piano music. The concert begins at 1:40 p.m. and is open to the general public free of charge.
The recital features Claude Debussy’s Images oubliées, the third piano sonata by Robert Muczynski, and Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata. Debussy’s “Forgotten Images” was written about the same time as his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and dedicated to Yvonne Lerolle, whose image at the piano was preserved by both Degas and Renoir. The first movement has been described as being unsurpassed in Debussy’s output for sheer expressive beauty. Muczynski has been described as turning out some of the most impressive music for piano by any American since Samuel Barber and his music gives a pianist every opportunity of displaying musicianship and virtuosity. Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata, dedicated to Count Ferdinand von Waldstein of Vienna, is considered one of Beethoven’s most technically demanding works.
Landes is Professor of Music at Belmont University in Nashville and is chairman of the Piano Department. Landes is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, the University of Maryland, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to teaching piano and performing, Landes is a composer with compositions performed and recorded by the Chattanooga Symphony and the principal trombonist of the Nashville Symphony. Additionally he has two original hymn tunes published by the United Methodist Publishing House. His ballet The Corn Husk Doll was performed by the Nashville Ballet and he has three musical productions written for the Nashville Public Library: Ali Baba and the 40 Theives, Hamlet, and Mid-Summer Night’s Dream. Mid-Summer Night’s Dream was recently a featured performance at the International Puppet Festival.
For further information contact the UTC Music Dept. Office, 423-425-4601.