The Music Program of thr Department of Performing and Creative Arts presents a Music Hour Recital by Geoffrey Dorfman, piano on Thursday, Mar. 29 in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Recital Hall at 1:30pm. Mr. Dorfman will perform Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor at this free, CLUE-certified recital.
Geoffrey Dorfman has given several full-length solo concerts in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Bechstein Hall, the Marjorie Deane Little Theater at the Westside YMCA, Columbia University, Westminster Choir College, Stevens Institute of Technology and the Cooper Union. His full-length recital opened Great Britain’s Marlborough Summer Festival in 1997. In Fanfare magazine, the esteemed critic, Peter Rabinowitz wrote of his solo piano recording, “This is authoritative playing, both technically assured, (nothing on this program seemed to challenge his fingers) and interpretively individual.” Paul J. Pelkonnen, Classical Editor on Newyorkcitysearch.com wrote, “an impressive recording from a pianist worth investigating.” He has just released a three-CD album, 19th Century Masterworks: Geoffrey Dorfman, Piano, on the MillHill label. An interview with him will appear in the 2012 May/June issue of Fanfare.
From its first appearance, the Liszt B minor Sonata was recognized as an incontrovertible masterpiece. An epic work written in one continuous movement, it is thought to allude to the allegory of Faust that provided the raw material for Goethe’s epic poem.
For more information, contact Professor William R. Bauer, PhD, Music Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.