Oberlin College and Conservatory

Faculty/Guest Recital: David Breitman, Forte Piano & Jaap Ter Linden, Cello (Part 1) - (Live Webcast)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Conservatory Central Unit
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Watch the webcast! The event will be streamed live at the time of the event. (new.oberlin.edu/conservatory/listenlive/Stream_KulasRecitalHall.dot) A faculty/guest recital featuring David Breitman, forte piano and Jaap ter Linden, cello. (Part I) Admission is free. Program: The complete works of Beethoven for fortepiano and cello. -- Pianist David Breitman directs the Historical Performance program at Oberlin. He is equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, and enjoys both solo and ensemble playing. Recent seasons have included Beethovens Fourth Concerto and Choral Fantasy on both historical and modern pianos, and several performances at the renowned Cobbe Collection of historical instruments outside of London. His collaboration with baritone Sanford Sylvan spans more than thirty years, with several hundred recitals and four CDs, ranging from Schuberts Die schne Mllerin, to the premiere recording of The Glass Hammer, a major song cycle by the Cuban-American composer Jorge Martin. He has recorded the Mozart piano-violin sonatas on historical instruments with Jean-Franois Rivest for Analekta, and, in a collaboration of a different sort, he is one of seven fortepianists on the 10-CD recording of the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle on CLAVES. Breitmans most recent projects involve more Beethoven: a recording of the violin sonatas with Elizabeth Wallfisch will be complete by the end of 2012; the cello sonatas with Jaap ter Linden are projected for 2013. He now shares his enthusiasm for this repertoire with students in the courses Performing Beethovens violin/cello sonatas, and is currently working on a book titled Time-Travel for Pianists: How Todays Players Can Learn from Yesterdays Instruments. -- As one of the first early music specialists, Jaap ter Linden witnessed the very beginnings of many of the oldest and finest baroque ensembles as co-founder of Musica da Camera and principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Kln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. From these auspicious beginnings, he moved further into the spotlight, either playing solo concerts and intimate ensemble repertoire with the world's finest interpreters or at the helm of an orchestra as conductor. He founded and directs the Mozart Akademie (with which he has recorded the complete Mozart symphonies) and is a regular guest director and soloist with the Arion Ensemble (Canada). He has led many period instrument orchestras such as the San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque and Amsterdam Bachsoloists and has lent his expertise to modern ensembles such as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. His extensive discography as player and conductor boasts many award-winning recordings for labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Archiv, ECM, Deutsche Grammophon and more recently Brilliant Classics. In 2006, Jaap released his second recording of the Bach Cello Suites. Most recently, Jaap has dived into the world of opera, conducting Purcelli's King Arthur with the Stdtische Bhne Mnster and Gluck's Iphignie en Aulide with the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

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