January 21, 1997

Charles Rosen to Play at the Concert Hall

Renaissance man Charles Rosen will play a recital of music from the last century at Middlebury College's Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 25, at 8 p.m.

Connoisseurs of the piano admire Charles Rosen's spirited excursions into an enormously varied repertoire. This eminent musician, who has appeared with virtually every major orchestra and conductor in the world, has collaborated with some of the century's greatest musical luminaries, including Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, Gregor Piatigorsky, Isaac Stern, and Igor Stravinsky.

Charles Rosen's recordings of Beethoven's last six sonatas and the "Diabelli" Variations both received Grammy Award nominations. Stereo Review called his Schumann: The Revolutionary Masterpieces "electrifying," while The Washington Post praised the "renowned clarity, rhythmic strength, and inexorable sense of design" for his album Beethoven: The Great Middle Period Sonatas. The pianist's vast recording anthology also features his distinctive interpretations of works by Bach, Brahms, Boulez, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Liszt, Ravel, Scarlatti, Stravinsky, and Webern. Mr. Rosen's book, The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, won the 1972 National Book Award.

Tickets for this Concert Series performance are $9 general admission. Call 443-6433 to order tickets.