An Intimate Portrait of Sidney Foster: Pianist... Mentor
By: Imelda Delgado (author)Hardback
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The great American pianist Sidney Foster-distinguished professor of piano at Indiana University, and the first Leventritt Award winner-is remembered here by a former student for his outstanding ability and generous character. This book includes commentary by numerous students, professionals in their own right; Mr. Foster's own words; and his own cadenza to the Third Beethoven Concerto for piano. (Other compositions, including a song dedicated to Foster's wife, a piano duet with narration, and a twenty-minute CD of his playing, excerpted from unedited live performances, are available for purchase separately from the author.)
Imelda Delgado earned a master's degree in piano performance (1960) at Indiana University while studying with Sidney Foster. In addition, she was awarded the coveted Performer's Certificate for her master's piano recital. In 1973, the Ford Foundation awarded her a two-year graduate grant to earn her doctorate (1975) at Indiana University, again with her mentor, Sidney Foster. Her solo and chamber music performances have been in the United States, England, Mexico, Switzerland, and Italy. She has held teaching positions at Del Mar College and Corpus Christi State University (currently Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi), the University of Vermont in Burlington, Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and a one-semester guest artist teaching post at Baylor University in Waco, TX. Currently, she performs as pianist with the Camerata del Sol Trio. Her recordings are in collaboration with flutist David Aguilar and oboist Evelyn McCarty.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Charles H. Webb Preface by Imelda Delgado Acknowledgements I. Beginnings Early Years Composer The Leventritt After The Leventritt: The Leroy-Foster-Scholz Trio Sidney Foster and Norman Dello Joio Stages Where Sidney Foster Walked Evolution of Programming Orchestral Soloist II. Foster's Pianism Russian Roots, Russian Legacy His Hands His Piano Teachers Where He Taught The Pedagogue Collaborator-Indiana University The Concert Pianist and the Old World Scholar Architect of Piano Performance Doctorate III. Personals John Five Women in His Life Anna Diamond Foster and Dorothy Foster Difazio Mana-Zucca97 Isabelle Vengerova Bronja From The Grande Scale to Gourmet Dinners A Little Potpourri IV. Defining Performances Memorial to Father (1937) Concerto Highlights (1954) From Fliere to Foster: To Russia with Love (The Russian Tour 1964) The Boston Premiere of Bartok's Third Piano Concerto (April 1965) V. Finale 1976: A Bicentennial and a Centennial The Final Curtain A Farewell Letter February 7, 1977 Appendices Appendix A. In His Own Words: Piano Workshop Appendix B. The Students Speak Appendix C. Cadenza for the First Movement of the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto (1941) Index About The Author
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