Matthay Festival 2018

Union University
Jackson, Tennessee

June 13-16, 2018

9:00 Welcoming remarks by Mary Pendleton-Hoffer,
President of the AMAP


Carillon performance by Terry McRoberts, official
Union University Carilloneur

Recital by the Winners of the 2018 Clara Wells Fellowship Awards

Terry McRoberts

"The Artistry of Silence, Pt. II"

This session will focus upon the artistic philosophy, usage,
and teaching of silence, exploring over fifteen sources not used in last year’s presentation and new musical examples by
Melody Bober, Mompou, and Liszt.

Kevin Chance

Master Class for Clara Wells Scholars (or local students) TBD

10:30 Signe Zale

Matthay Core: Lecture/Performance

“Thoughts on the Muscular Relaxation Studies

Ravel: Vallée des cloches from Miroirs
Roussel: Modéré from Sonatina, op. 16
Steven Stucky: No. 1 from Four Album Leaves

Steven Smith

Matthay Core: "Pianists and Schools
of Pianistic Thought." A tour d'horizon
of pianistic schools with emphasis on points of similarity and difference compared to Matthay.

Marie Hasse

Matthay Core: "Matthay Principles for Future Generations":
An open discussion of which principles to teach

Donald Hageman

Matthay Core: “What I’ve learned (and unlearned) about teaching with the Four Daily Exercises of Tobias Matthay”

12:00                              LUNCH

2:00 Ann Sears

"Hungarian Influences."
For centuries, Hungary has endured many waves of conflict, political change, and cultural exchange across its plains. Nevertheless, striking Hungarian elements of music have survived intact in the
works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, and later
in the works of Liszt and Brahms. This lecture will examine
these distinctly Hungarian musical characteristics and
some of the works that best embody them.

Hannah Krening

"Pedaling and its Enhancement of Artistry at the Piano"

If “pedaling” seems like a simple subject, it’s time for
another look! The pedals can be abused, used adequately,
or used in multiple ways to enhance the piano’s expressive
capability. Damper pedal techniques discussed in this talk and
demonstration include the execution and teaching of legato
pedal and its variants, staccato pedal, partialdamping, partial
changes, diminuendo/crescendo pedaling and flutter pedal.
The sostenuto and una corda pedals also merit thoughtful use.This presentation covers the mechanics, illustrations of all techniques at the piano, and will also touch on options in pedaling to suit varied aesthetic tastes.

Panel Discussion:

“The Women: Matthay trained teachers,performers,
their successes and influence”

Panelists to include Ann Sears and Janice Razaq, moderated by Mary Pendleton-Hoffer with historical commentary by Stephen Siek

Stephen Siek

"Two Matthay Legends: Eileen Joyce and Moura Lympany."

A review of two landmark historical CD reissues

3:30 Janice Larson Razaq

"Frederic Mompou's Piano Miniatures—Economic, Elegant, and Intimate"

Jane Luther Smith,

"God is in the House." A lecture/recital honoring
three African-American composers
and pianists of the early 20th Century:
Scott Joplin, father of Ragtime;
Art Tatum, virtuoso of stride piano;
Duke Ellington, King of Swing.

Panel Discussion:

“The Women: Matthay trained teachers,performers,
their successes and influence,” continued

Recital of "Anniversary" Composers: Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Frederic Mompou, and Leonard Bernstein (at 4:00)

performed by Dan Franklin Smith, Janice Razaq, Signe Zale, and Mary Pendleton-Hoffer
5:00 Officers and Directors Meeting of the AMAP


Annual Meeting of the AMAP (at 4:30)
7:30 Stephen Siek

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor (WTC I)
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in B major (WTC II)
Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, Kirk. 380, "Cortège"
Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, Kirk. 209
Alexander Reinagle: Variations on "Lea Rigg"
Reinagle: Sonata in E
Borodin: Scherzo in A-flat
Scriabin: 24 Preludes, op. 11

Kevin Chance

Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, Kirk. 208
Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, Kirk. 380, "Cortège"
Beethoven: Sonata in A, op. 2, no. 2
Menotti: Ricercare and Toccata from The Old Maid and the Thief
Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Debussy: La terrasse des audience du clair de lune
Debussy: Le puerta del vino
Debussy: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest
Liszt: Un Sospiro
Liszt: Sonetto de Petrarca 104
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

Jim Lees

Barber: Souvenirs (Ballet Suite), op. 28
Copland: Piano Variations
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, op. 6


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