Stephen Casales has finished the Unfinished Symphony.
Composer, teacher and critic Stephen Casale studied theory and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music and musicology at New York University. The project to realize a performing version of the Scherzo movement of Schubert's "Unfinished" symphony based on Schubert's piano sketch for the movement took shape in Martin Chusid's graduate course on Schubert at NYU, where it was performed in 1978. A studio recording of the Scherzo was subsequently made by the Czech Radio Symphony under Vladimir Valek in 1995. The present performance by the Toronto Philharmonia is the first professional concert presentation of this realization of the movement.
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This Saturday there is a symposium celebrating John Cage's 95th birthday at the University of New Hampshire.
John Cage in 2007: Reception, Performance Practice, Analysis
Symposium, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-223, Paul Creative Arts Center, UNH
Our Memory of What Happened is Not What Happened: Cage and the Power of Myth
Brent Reidy, Ph.D. candidate, Musicology, Indiana University
On John Cage's Late Music, Analysis, and the Model of Renga in Two2
Rob Haskins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, UNH
Interdeterminacy and Performance Practice in Cage?s _Variations_
David P. Miller, Boston, MA
Thinking About Cage and Nature, Back Then and Right Now
David Andrew, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, UNH
Concert, 8:00 p.m., Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center, UNH
Music for One
Margaret Herlehy, Oboe
Rob Haskins, David Miller, Laurel Karlik Sheehan, and Brent Reidy, performers
Rob Haskins and Laurel Karlik Sheehan, pianos