David Breitman Piano Masterclass
On Thursday, March 2nd, fortepianist and Weber guest artist David Breitman coaches students in the interpretation of Classical-era music on the modern piano. This free Master Class is made possible by by the Gertrude Weber Endowment for Music.
Pianist David Breitman directs the Historical Performance program at Oberlin Conservatory. He is equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, and enjoys both solo and ensemble playing. Recent seasons have included Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto and Choral Fantasy on both historical and modern pianos, and several performances at the renowned Cobbe Collection of historical instruments outside of London. His collaboration with baritone Sanford Sylvan spans more than thirty years, with several hundred recitals and four CD’s, ranging from Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, to the premiere recording of The Glass Hammer, a major song cycle by the Cuban-American composer Jorge Martin. He has recorded the Mozart piano-violin sonatas on historical instruments with Jean-François Rivest for Analekta, and, in a collaboration of a different sort, he is one of seven fortepianists on the 10-CD recording of the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle on CLAVES.
Breitman’s most recent projects involve more Beethoven: a recording of the violin sonatas with Elizabeth Wallfisch; the cello sonatas with Jaap ter Linden. He now shares his enthusiasm for this repertoire with students in the courses “Performing Beethoven’s violin/cello sonatas,” and is currently working on a book titled “Time-Travel for Pianists: How Today’s Players Can Learn from Yesterday’s Instruments.”
Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.
For more information call the Music Department at 434.924.3052. All events are subject to change.