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Sunday, Oct. 12: Duane Hulbert Performs The Music of Glazunov

Schneebeck Concert Hall

Pianist Duane Hulbert

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Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was only 16 when his First Symphony was premiered under Mily Balakirev. It's amazingly accomplished, tuneful and finely crafted. At only 45, Glazunov laid aside his Ninth Symphony, at that point a single movement in piano score, never to be finished. A contemporary of Strauss, Glazunov (1865-1936) belongs to a generation midway between Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Glazunov headed the St. Petersburg Conservatory for 23 years and was active as a conductor. Today, he's mainly remembered for his score for the ballet Raymonda, and his Violin Concerto gets occasional airings. Distinguished professor of music and head of the Puget Sound piano department Duane Hulbert has set out to champion Glazunov via the piano. Hulbert spent 30 years playing and marveling Glazunov. He has spent the last 15 years recording all 19 solo and duet piano works by the composer - five full hours of music. The new four-CD collection Glazunov: Complete Works for Piano was released last month, and Tacoma audiences will be the first to hear Hulbert perform a selection of the often magical and always enjoyable Glazunov compositions as part of the Jacobsen Series. The concert also will feature guest pianist Yoshikazu Nagai '92, a professor at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a former student of Hulbert's. The 4-CD set will be on sale at the concert.

DUANE HULBERT PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF GLAZUNOV, 2 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, $10-$15, 253.879.3100

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