November 9, 2004

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Change Notice – Due to a flight delay, the special lecture recital has been moved from 4pm to 8pm.

ROCHESTER, NY — Nuria Schoenberg Nono — the daughter of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), the great music theorist and composer whose “12-tone” method of composition redefined music-making in the 20th century — is coming to the Eastman School of Music later this month. She will present a special lecture-recital in Eastman’s Room 120 at 4 p.m. 8 p.m., Saturday, November 20. The event is free and open to the public.

Schoenberg Nono (who is also the widow of Italian composer Luigi Nono) has earned a place in the history of modern music. From her unique personal perspective, she will talk about the life and times of Arnold Schoenberg, focusing on his relationships as a musician and teacher. The format will be an informal conversation, with personal memories and anecdotes, accompanied by video footage and musical examples. Acclaimed contemporary pianist Stefan Litwin will conduct the “interview,” and also perform works by Schoenberg, including the dazzling solo piano version of his Chamber Symphony.

The pair has presented this interview-recital to great acclaim at universities throughout Europe and the United States, giving students and the public an up-close and personal look at this influential musical figure. “It’s like saying one of Bach’s sons will be here to talk about his father’s music,” said an enthused Brad Lubman, champion of new music and faculty conductor of Eastman’s Musica Nova ensemble.