“German and Russian Piano Works” featuring Alexander Tentser, presented by the Faculty Artist Series at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Holsclaw Hall, UA Fred Fox School of Music, southeast corner of Park and Speedway
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The Faculty Artist Series at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music presents pianist Alexander Tentser in a piano recital featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. The free-admission performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
This recital offers another opportunity for Fred Fox School of Music audiences to hear the beautiful and exquisite sound of the new Steinway Model B piano in Holsclaw Hall, which was generously donated by Peter and Debbie Coogan.
About the Artist:
Alexander Tentser began studying piano with his father at the age of four in Kiev, Ukraine. After a highly acclaimed performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto at age twelve, he was recommended for studies at the Gnessin Music College in Moscow, Russia, the oldest music college in the country. He continued his piano education at the Gnessin Russian Music Academy with Professor Theodor Gutmann, a student and assistant of Heinrich Neuhaus, who taught in the celebrated Russian tradition. Alexander received a full scholarship for doctoral studies with Professor Nohema Fernandez at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
At present, Dr. Tentser directs the Pima Community College Orchestra in Tucson, as well as teaching music courses there. He also teaches piano part-time at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Alexander is a sought-after lecturer teaching music courses for adults for the Learning Curve in Tucson.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Fantasy in C Minor, K. 475
Sonata in C Minor, K. 457
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata in D Major Op. 28
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nocturne, Op. 19, No. 4
Waltz, Op. 40, No. 9
“Dumka.” A scene of Russian country life, Op. 59
Prelude Op. 23 No. 4
Prelude Op. 23 No. 3
Prelude Op. 23 No. 6
Prelude Op. 23 No. 7
Prelude Op. 23 No. 1
Prelude Op. 23 No. 5