Mark Clinton

Mark Clinton

Mark Clinton , In a Faculty Recital September 17 | 7:30pm · Kimball Recital Hall

Three Musical Postcards from Vienna:  Works for Piano by Schubert, Schoenberg, and Brahms The recital represents three very distinct musical “snapshots” from Vienna (Schubert in 1823, Brahms in 1861, and Schoenberg in 1909).  Each of the three works holds an important place in the canon that we call the standard piano repertoire.  The Schubert sonata is a profound and tragic work that is seen as a harbinger of the composer’s later period works.  The Brahms variations simply are considered one of the most monumental sets of variations ever written.  The Schoenberg piano pieces are the first freely atonal works written by the composer, with the third piece of the set being perhaps the first Expressionist piano piece.