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Francis Poulenc Master Class with Dalton Baldwin (French Art Song Singing)

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The Francis Poulenc Master Class with

Dalton Baldwin

The Art Song Preservation Society of NY (ASPS) is pleased to present for its 2010 Master Class series , a look at 20th century French Art Song composer, Francis Poulenc with guest artist, pianist and coach, Dalton Baldwin.

Space is limited so contact ASPS for reserved seating ticket information.

The Singer’s Forum, 49 West 24 Street, 4 Floor, NYC, NY, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 1-5pm

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)was a French composer of solo piano, chamber music, oratorio, opera, ballet and orchestral music, however his art songs are among some of his most cherished works. “The musical setting of a poem should be an act of love, never a marriage of convenience” – F. Poulenc

Dalton Baldwin, professor of accompanying and coaching at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, has worked with many of the great singers of our time: Gérard Souzay, Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Jessye Norman, Theresa Berganza, Frederica von Stade, Nicolai Gedda, Marilyn Horne, and Jose van Dam . Mr. Baldwin was the permanent pianist of Gérard Souzay for over three decades, during which time they toured extensively on five continents and made numerous prize-winning recordings. Several of these have been released on compact disc to critical acclaim. The New YorkTimes review of April 1995 cited their partnership as a “musical marriage made in heaven.”

Mr. Baldwin has made over one hundred recordings of song recitals and has won numerous prizes for his work with Elly Ameling and Gérard Souzay. In 1987, he was awarded the Croix de Commandant de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government. He has achieved legendary status for his interpretation and playing of the French repertoire and he has recorded the complete songs of Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc, Ravel, and Roussel with various artists. His recordings of Schubert and of Schumann with Ameling and Souzay are highly regarded also.

Mr. Baldwin gives master classes throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, directing much of his energy towards discovering and developing the talents of young musicians. Dalton Baldwin's playing is characterized by subtle changes of tonal color and sensitivity to the needs of the performer. He has a wonderful control of dynamics and never allows the piano to overshadow the singer.

A native of Summit, New Jersey, Mr. Baldwin studied at the Juilliard School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory. He continued his studies in Europe with Nadia Boulanger and Madeleine Lipatti and frequented the classes of Walter Gieseking and Alfred Cortot. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music from Oberlin College.

Further information
Please contact Blair Boone, Executive Director, or Cristie Strongman, Project Director of The Art Song Preservation Society of NY (ASPS) for tickets to this event.

ASPS is dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the art song while simultaneously promoting the art song recital.

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Location: The Singer's Forum
at 24 West 24th St. 4th Fl.

When: Saturday, October 34, 2010
Time: 1-5 PM
Cost $20 auditors
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