Joseph Lulloff, saxophone, with Deborah Moriarty, piano and Michael Kroth, bassoon
Venue: Cook Recital Hall, Music Building
ARTIST-FACULTY SERIES sponsored by WKAR
Presenting works from their recent release “Four Shades of French,” featuring the music of Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Poulenc and Franck.
Saint-Saëns – Sonata, opus 166
Debussy – Syrinx
Debussy – Preludes
Poulenc – Trio (1926)
Franck – Sonata in A Major
Joseph Lulloff, soprano and alto saxophone; Deborah Moriarty, piano; Michael Kroth, Bassoon
Generously sponsored by Ken and Sandy Beall.
General admission seating: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, free for students.
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About Four Shades of French
The era between the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 and World War I (1914–1918), often referred to as the Belle Époque in Paris, is filled with excitement and creativity. It brings about some of the most iconic Parisian institutions and establishments, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Moulin Rouge and three World Exhibitions. Prolific and influential in literature, art, fashion, dance and music, the French capital at the turn of the century is regarded by many as the cultural center of the West, attracting artist from all over the world to contribute to its vibrant scene.
Many of the time’s groundbreaking “isms” of these various disciplines, such as naturalism, impressionism and exoticism, take root in Paris. It is this experience of the Belle Époque that, Four Shades of French, the four composers Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc and César Franck as well as the inventor of the saxophone Adolphe Sax, all intersect.