Modes of Expression

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Sun Oct 17, 15:30 - Sun Oct 17, 17:00
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NWU School of Music & Conservatory Hall

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Modes of Expression

Dominic Daula (piano)


Sunday 17 October 2021, 15:30

NWU School of Music & Conservatory Hall

 


On Sunday 17 October 2021 at 15:30, Capetonian pianist, Dominic Daula, will present an afternoon recital at the North-West University Conservatory Hall. The programme, titled Modes of Expression, contains works from Bach, Schoenberg, Chopin, Du Plessis, Martin and Hofmeyr. The selection of works reveal the various ways in which composers attempted to make sense of their surroundings and musical heritage. Daula will perform the Toccata in D major (BWV 912) and the French Suite in B minor (BWV 814) where dance represents a prominent aspect of each work’s expressive qualities. This is also applied in Schoenberg’s Fünf Klavierstücke, opus 23 (1923), which ends with a waltz. Though the work is freely atonal, the final notes are rooted in D major. Rhythmic ingenuity is a strong feature of Frank Martin’s 8 Préludes, which includes some subtle statements of the well-known B-A-C-H motive, whilst also drawing inspiration from Chopin’s Preludes, opus 28. Hendrik Hofmeyr, in his hauntingly beautiful Notturno (2003), pays homage to the great nocturnes by Chopin and Fauré. While the more modern works in this programme seem to reflect more deliberately on heritage, Hubert du Plessis, in his Second Piano Sonata, opus 40 (1975), chronicles personal ‘states of mind’ that he underwent whilst composing the work. This programme bodes for an exciting and dramatic recital, with connections made between familiar and obscure compositions.



 

Only 60 tickets available!

 

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Op Sondag 17 Oktober om 15:30 bied die Kaapse pianis, Dominic Daula, ‘n uitvoering by die NWU Skool vir Musiek & Konservatorium aan. Sy program, ‘Modes of Expression’, bevat werke van Bach, Schoenberg, Chopin, Du Plessis, Martin en Hofmeyr. Die program werp lig op die verskillende wyses waarop komponiste sin gemaak het van hul omgewing en musikale erfenis. Daula sal die Toccata in D majeur (BWV 912) en die Franse Suite in B mineur (BWV 814) uitvoer, waar dans 'n prominente aspek van elke werk se ekspressiewe eienskappe verteenwoordig. Hierdie eienskappe word ook toegepas in Schoenberg se Fünf Klavierstücke, opus 23 (1923), wat eindig met 'n wals. Alhoewel die werk vry atonaal is, is die einde geanker in D majeur. Ritmiese vindingrykheid is 'n sterk kenmerk van Frank Martin se 8 Préludes, wat 'n paar subtiele verwysings bevat na die bekende BACH-motief, terwyl daar ook inspirasie in Chopin se Preludes, opus 28 gevind is. Hendrik Hofmeyr se besondere beeldskone Notturno (2003), bring hulde aan die nokturnes van Chopin en Fauré. Terwyl die moderne werke in hierdie program meer doelbewus oor erfenis reflekteer, vang Hubert du Plessis in sy Tweede Klaviersonate, opus 40 (1975) die persoonlike 'gemoedstoestande' vas wat hy ondergaan het tydens die komposisie van hierdie werk. Hierdie program beloof om 'n opwindende en dramatiese voordrag te wees, met konneksies tussen bekende en obskure komposisies.



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