Celebrating Gunnar Johansen: Piano Recital with Mark Salman

09dec11:30 am12:30 pmCelebrating Gunnar Johansen: Piano Recital with Mark Salman11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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A Legacy of Sound: Celebrating the Life and Music of Gunnar Johansen

Mark Salman, piano
A performance of Gunnar Johansen’s works

The School of Music will honor pianist and composer Gunnar Johansen (1906-1991) with several events on December 9. Johansen joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1939 as the nation’s first musical artist-in-residence. He remained active in the School of Music until his death in 1991. During his tenure, he emerged as one of the most productive, respected, and beloved figures on campus. A champion of Busoni’s music, he recorded all of Bach’s keyboard music, and a substantial part of Liszt’s music.

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Hailed as a “heroic virtuoso,”” and “a dazzling performer,” Mark Salman‘s performances have been described as “powerful,” “astonishing, exacting and evocative,” “dramatic,” “wildly imaginative” and “touchingly lyrical.” Of his performance of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier sonata one authority stated, “there are probably only five or six pianists in the world who can play [it] as perfectly.” His performance of Liszt’s transcription of the Beethoven Seventh Symphony was named one of three “Performances of the Year” by the Seattle Weekly.

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A Legacy of Sound: Celebrating the Life and Music of Gunnar Johansen
December 9, 2022

Roundtable discussion
10 am I Collins Recital Hall
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Piano Recital with Mark Salman
11:30 am I Collins Recital Hall
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UW–Madison Symphony Orchestra/Wind Ensemble
7:30 pm I Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall
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Time

(Friday) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Hamel Music Center - Collins Recital Hall

740 University Avenue

Hamel Music Center - Collins Recital Hall740 University Avenue