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Aug. 29, 2001
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OSWEGO -- Walter Freimanis, professor of music at SUNY Oswego, will perform works from the 18th to the 20th centuries in his solo cello recital at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre on campus.
The program will open with Suite No. 5 by J. S. Bach. Next up will be Concert Etude No. 3 by Bernard Cossmann, an eminent solo cellist and teacher who studied composition with Franz Liszt in 1850.
After intermission, the recital will continue in a joyful and exhilarating vein with one of Freimanis' own compositions and several caprices.
Freimanis composed "The Laughter of the Sun and Sky" in 1986. He will follow that piece with Caprice No. 24 by Albrecht Blumenstengel, a 19th-century German composer. Freimanis will perform this piece, which was composed for violin, as written, at the high end of his instrument's range.
Concluding the program will be four caprices by Niccolo Paganini dating from the early 19th century. Originally written for the violin, these imaginative and technically demanding pieces have been arranged for violoncello by Luigi Silva, who taught at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and the Juilliard School in New York before his death in 1961.
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