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Release: June 29, 1999
Pianist Rose Chancler will present solo works , duo with violinist Vogel
July 7 at UI
NOTE TO BROADCASTERS: Chancler is pronounced like "Chancellor."
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Pianist Rose Chancler, a visiting faculty member at the
University of Iowa School of Music this summer, will present a recital including
both solo works and a duo sonata with violinist Annette-Barbara Vogel at 8
p.m. Wednesday, July 7 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
Their joint faculty recital will be free and open to the public.
Chancler will play Beethoven's Sonata in D minor, op. 31 no. 2 ("Tempest");
two preludes by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and the Toccata for Piano by Emma Lou
Diemer. Together, Chancler and Vogel will perform the Sonata in A, op. 13,
of French composer Emanuel Faure.
The least-known composer on the program, Emma Lou Diemer teaches theory and
composition at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She has received
awards and commissions from the Louisville Orchestra and the Kindler Foundation,
a Young Composers Grant from the Ford Foundation and a Creative Arts Grant
from the University of Maryland. More than 100 of her choral and instrumental
works have been published.
She commented on the Toccata for piano, "I've always loved toccatas, especially
the fast and exciting variety. I started writing the piece with a sense of
excitement and anticipation and with rapid repeated notes, so 'toccata' was
a natural choice as a title. Also, toccatas are often sectional (and) mine
. . . does have several sections, the longest being the middle section where
the perpetual-motion action is suspended for a while."
When asked about the intense drama of his Piano Sonata in D minor, Beethoven
referred to Shakespeare's "The Tempest." The first movement is especially
dramatic, with its sudden shifts from violent fortissimos to calm pianissimos,
while the finale uses an unbroken 16th-note pattern, placing quick changes
of volume and harmonic complexities within a constant perpetual-motion texture.
Chancler has performed throughout the United States as both a soloist and
a collaborative artist. She has played concertos and recitals in Alaska, New
York, Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. She has
played chamber music performances with notable artists, including Paul Rosenthal,
Jeffrey Solow and Harvey Pittel.
She has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and
the Baylor University School of Music, and she has been faculty accompanist
at the Chautauqua Institution.
She holds a bachelor's degree in piano performance from the University of
Texas at Austin, and masters and doctoral degrees in piano performance
and literature from the Eastman School in Rochester, N.Y. At Eastman her teacher
was Rebecca Penneys, who was guest of the UI Piano Festival in January.
Vogel joined the UI faculty in 1999. She has performed extensively in the
United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, playing as a soloist with orchestra,
a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has appeared at the Aspen, Ravinia,
Chautauqua, Menuhin and Schleswig-Holstein festivals, among others. She has
appeared on radio and television broadcasts in Europe and the United States
and has recorded many CDs.
Vogel began studying the violin at the age of four and played her solo debut
when she was 12. She received solo and chamber music diplomas for her studies
in Germany, then completed an artist diploma with the famed violin teacher
Dorothy DeLay. Prior to her appointment at the UI, Vogel taught at the Folkwang
Hochschule Essen in Germany. She has taught master classes in Europe, the
United States and Asia, and was artist-in-residence at the University of Virginia
in Charlottesville. She has won numerous performance competitions and was
selected to play in the "Bundesauswahl Konzerte junger Kuenstler," a national
German young artists concert series.
For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr
on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/.