An Afternoon Of Chopin, With Pianist Walter Hautzig

Continuing its inaugural season, Montclair State University presents internationally acclaimed pianist Walter Hautzig performing an all-Chopin program on Sunday, January 30 at the campus's new Alexander Kasser Theater

Mr. Hautzig’s program of works by Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849) includes:

Polonaise Minor, Op. 40, No.2
Preludes D-flat Major (“Raindrop”), Op. 28, No. 15
  G Minor, Op. 28, No. 22
Waltzes D-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 3
  E-flat Major, Op. 18
  A-flat Major, Op. 69, No. 1
  E Minor, Op. posth.
Nocturne B-flat Minor, Op. 9, No.1
Ballade

G Minor, Op. 23

Nocturne C-sharp Minor, Op. posth.
Mazurkas

C Major, Op. 24, No.2

  D Major, Op. 33, No.2
  A Minor, Op. 68, No.2
  B-flat Major, Op. 7, No. 2
Ballade

A-flat Major, Op. 47

Berceuse D-flat Major, Op. 57
Polonaise A-flat Major, Op. 53

Internationally acclaimed pianist Walter Hautzig was born in Vienna in 1921. He fled to Jerusalem while still in his teens, studying music at the Jerusalelm Conservatory. In 1939, he immigrated to the United States and began studying with Mieczyslaw Munz at the Curtis Institute of Music and privately with Arthur Schnabel. Amidst a busy performance schedule, Mr. Hautzig was also a member of the piano faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore for almost 30 years.

A highlight of his career occurred in 1979, when he was selected by the State Department to be the first artist from the United States to perform in China after the normalization of relations following the Cultural Revolution. His three recitals in Peking were broadcast throughout China, reaching almost nine hundred million listeners.

Tickets are $30 (with discounts for seniors, groups and MSU staff and faculty) and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at (973) 655-5112 or visiting www.montclair.edu/kasser.