Songs of England, Austria, France, and Russia featured in Concert by UAB's Paul Mosteller, baritone, and Yakov Kasman, piano

paulandyakovPaul Mosteller, baritone, and Yakov Kasman, pianist, perform a concert of songs from England, Austria, France, and Russia on Tuesday evening, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. This free concert is part of the UAB Department of Music Faculty Recital series. The concert begins with three songs by 17th-century English composer Henry Purcell, organist of Westminster Abbey for most of his career. This is followed by seven of Franz Schubert's last songs: the Ludwig Rellstab poems from the composer's "Swan Song." Francis Poulenc, one of Les Six of 1920s Paris, provides his reflections on wartime Europe in a lesser known work with poetry by Guillaume Apollinaire. The concert concludes with beautiful melodies of Piotr Tchaikovsky and rousing settings of Pushkin poetry by twentieth-century composer Georgy Sviridov. Come and enjoy!