April 27, 2006
Morningside College senior Andrew Walker will give a piano recital on , 3625 Garretson Avenue. The public is invited free of charge. Saturday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium
Walker will be performing Girolamo Frescobaldi’s “Gagliarda” and a Corrente on an Italian virginal, a small keyboard instrument similar to a harpsichord. The instrument was built by Walker, Dr. James March, professor of music at Morningside, and five other Morningside students during the 2005 May Term.
A virginal has strings that are plucked with quills instead of hit by a hammer, as is the case with a piano, and was commonly used during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Walker will also perform Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op.13, a selection from Chopin’s The Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 28, Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major, Hob. XVIII, and Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Postludium Op. 13, No. 10.
Walker will be accompanied by March on piano for the Haydn piano concerto.