Pianist and Scholar Peter Hill Offers Piano Recital of Works by Messiaen, Bach, Ravel
British pianist and scholar Peter Hill will offer an evening recital of works by Messiaen, Bach, and Ravel in the Alumni Recital Hall. Hill works mainly in the contemporary and twentieth-century repertoires. He studied at Oxford and the Royal Conservatory of Music, where his teachers included Cyril Smith and Nadia Boulanger. He had a major artistic association with French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992), who personally consulted with him on all his piano music and endorsed his performances. Hill's complete set of Messiaen piano works on seven CDs is one of the landmarks of twentieth-century piano music recordings; its centerpiece is the series of discs devoted to Messiaen's Catalogue d'Oiseaux, which the New York Times describes as "one of the most important recording projects of recent years." In 2001, Hill and his colleague Nigel Simeone were granted permission to carry out research in the private Messiaen archive. Their biography Messiaen was published in 2005 by the Yale University Press.
This event is supported by the Class of 1939 and the Department of Music.
Advanced purchase of tickets ($5 & $10) is recommended for this event. Visit the Box Office or call (603) 358-2168.
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