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Acclaimed fortepianist Richard Fuller performs works by Haydn, Mozart, and more on April 2

WHO: Internationally renowned fortepianist Richard Fuller

WHAT: A performance of musical works by Mozart, Haydn, Pleyel, and Jadin

WHEN: Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:     Eliot Hall Chapel (third floor, Eliot Hall),
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard.

COST: Admission is $12 for the general public, $7 for students and seniors, and free for Reed faculty, staff, and students.

CONTACT: For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website or call the public events hotline at 503/777-7755.

PROGRAM:            

Fantasy in c minor KV 394 (completed by Maximilian Stadler) by W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Rondo in Eb-Major B 613 by Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831)   

Sonata in Bb- Major B 571 by Ignaz Pleyel
- Allegro
- Adagio
- Finale: allegro                     

Sonata in g-minor Op. 4 Nr 3 by J. Nicolas Hüllmandel (1751-1823)
-Allegro molto
-Un poco adagio
- Allegro                    

Andante con variazioni in f-minor Hob. XVII/6 (1793) by Joseph Haydn (1833-1809)

Sonata in f-minor Op V Nr 1(1795) by Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)
- Allegro
- Adagio cantabile
- Finale: allegro

Richard Fuller
A native of Washington, Richard Fuller studied piano and musicology at Central Washington University and the University of Oregon, receiving his doctorate from the latter. After teaching music at Linfield College for eight years, Fuller moved to Vienna where he still resides, performing, recording, teaching, and conducting research.

The emphasis of his artistic work lies in the interpretation of the piano, chamber music and the Lied repertoire of the Viennese Classical and early Romantic periods, performed on the fortepiano.

Providing a decisive impulse to the fortepiano movement in Germany and Austria, Richard Fuller is one of the few who has sought to address himself exclusively to the interpretive potential of the fortepiano - the sensitivity and delicacy of an earlier keyboard culture - and who succeeds in convincingly projecting these qualities to the listener. He has been called "a master of sensitive articulation and a brilliant virtuoso" (Die Welt, Hamburg) who "opened up new sound dimensions" in his performances (Hamburg Evening News).

Since 1982, his concert work has led him to the musical centers of North America and Europe where he appears as soloist, accompanist and member of numerous chamber music ensembles devoted primarily to the performance of 18th century music on authentic instruments. In addition he has collaborated with artists James Levine (with the Vienna Philharmonic ), Emma Kirkby, Maria Bader-Kubizek, Andrew Manze, Klaus Mertens, Claus Ocker, Wolfgang Holzmair, the Festetics String Quartet (Budapest), Vienna Academy Orchestra , Musica Aeterna Bratislava , and performs regularly with his own Vienna Fortepiano Trio. Live concerts in radio and television, film music, broadcast productions for German Radio (Cologne), North German Radio (Hamburg), Austrian National Radio, BBC and the Hungarian National Radio as well as numerous CD recordings in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Slovakia (including a number of premiere recordings such as the piano Quartets of J.B. Vanhal with Musica Aeterna Bratislava and the solo piano works of Ignaz Pleyel) document the artist's versatile achievements.   In 2002, Richard Fuller received from the University of Oregon, the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his artistic work.

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