Faculty Concert Series
~ Elegy for Guitar
Virtuoso guitarist Alexander Dunn performs the gorgeous Elegie by 19th century virtuoso Johann Kaspar Mertz, alongside the Elegy by 20th century British composer Alan Rawsthorne. Dunn also explores lesser-known repertoire by German romanticists Ferdinand Rebay and Rudolph Leberl — two composers of orchestral, piano and vocal music whose guitar works are now coming to light. Their music was ignored by Andrés Segovia, a mid-century guitarist who shaped repertoire tastes during his career, rejecting German romanticism in favor of Spanish nationalism. The re-discovery of music by Leberl and Rebay is an important aspect of the repertoire, mirroring the music of Brahms, Grieg and Schumann.