Pianist Catherine Godes will present her annual faculty recital in Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium Thursday evening, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.
She will be joined by mezzo soprano Diane Pulte and violist Soyeon Kim.
Godes will perform three preludes from Claude Debussy’s second book of preludes; these descriptive and colorful works reveal Debussy’s late style, which is harmonically progressive and influenced composers in the twentieth century.
Godes and Pulte will perform “Two songs, Op. 91” by Johannes Brahms. Composed for voice, viola and piano, they will be joined by violist Soyeon Kim, a performance music major at Tech and student of Idalynn Besser. Brahms dedicated these songs to his friends Joseph Joachim and wife Amelie.
Diane Pulte will then perform the aria “Voce di donna” form the Italian opera Gioconda, written by Amilcare Ponchielli.
Godes will conclude the program with Beethoven’s “Sonata in Ab major, Op. 110.” Beethoven’s piano sonatas grew in complexity and depth as the cycle of 32 progressed. “Op. 110” is a great and deeply profound composition whose fugal finale achieves the highest keyboard art.
The recital is free and open to the public.
Wattenbarger Auditorium is located in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.