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Archive for Sunday, September 20, 1998

SINGER, FORTEPIANIST TO PERFORM HAYDNBEETHOVEN

September 20, 1998

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Darlene Wiley, soprano, and Nancy Garrett, fortepianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.

Two artists, both faculty members at the University of Texas in Austin, have been performing together since 1995. In addition to her work with Wiley, Garrett also performs duo-fortepiano and four-hand recitals with pianist Penelope Crawford.

For their KU recital, the duo will begin with a series of English Canzonettas by Haydn, followed by three works by Mozart. The recital will continue with works by Beethoven, including ``Bagatelles, Op. 33,'' and a series of songs by Franz Schubert.

Wiley has been widely acclaimed for her work in lieder, opera and oratorio. She began her career as a lyric colorature in Germany and has sung in 25 opera houses throughout Europe and the United States.

In 1985, she gave her first Carnegie Hall recital featuring the lieder of Mozart and Strauss. She is an active member of the Texas Bach Aria Group and recently performed with the New Texas Festival and the Victoria Bach Festival.

Wiley holds voice degrees from the College of Wooster in Ohio and the University of Illinois. She has been a member of the University of Texas music faculty since 1981.

Garrett won first prize in the G.B. Dealey Competition and the KRBE National Piano Competition. She held a Fulbright Scholarship for study in London and received a finalist diploma at the Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy.

A member of the UT faculty since 1965, Garrett holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Texas. She has also studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The recital is free and open to the public.

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