Student Recital: Hancock, Poulenc, Shostakovich

    A Curtis student recital featureing organist Bryan Dunnewald, violinist Abigail Fayette and the Zorá String Quartet with pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu.

    Gerre Hancock: Air for Organ
    Bryan Dunnewald, organ
    Gerre Hancock was an American organist, composer and known for his skill of improvisation. Air for Organ was Hancock’s most popular work for organ. It was dedicated to Judith Eckerman whom at the time he was dating and later became his wife.

    Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Abigail Fayette, violin; George Xiaoyuan Fu, piano
    There is darkness in this violin sonata because it was written during the time Francis Poulenc’s country was at war. It was an intense time for Poulenc. The movements are marked Allegro con fuoco; Intermezzo: Très lent et calme and Presto tragico.

    Shostakovich: Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
    Zorá String Quartet: Dechopol Kowintaweewat, violin; Seula Lee, violin; Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola; Zizai Ning, cello and George Xiaoyuan Fu, piano
    The Zorá String Quartet is currently the Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music and George Xiaoyuan Fu a 2016 graduate of Curtis and is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. This Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 is one of Shostakovich best-known chamber works written for piano and string quartet.

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