Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:04:00 -0800
Subject: [TPIN] Re: Timofei Dokshizer /
We had a somewhat poignant, somber moment last night at my university
where Barbara Butler performed a wonderful guest recital and a
masterclass for my students in the evening. Both Vince Cichowicz and
Barbara's husband Charlie Geyer were in attendance for the recital.
Before the recital, I was speaking with Mr. Cichowicz and Charlie while
Barbara was warming up. Mr. Cichowicz told us that he had received a
call earlier in the day informing him of Mr. Dokshizer's passing. At
this time, of course, Barbara did not know. As it turns out, the second
selection on her recital was the first movement of the Tamberg Concerto
for Trumpet a work, Barbara informed the audience, that was written for
she great Russian virtuoso Timofei Dokshizer. She played it
beautifully. After the recital Mr. Cichowicz had a quiet moment with
Barbara and informed her of Dokshizer's passing. She was visibly moved.
Later we all spoke about how appropriate it seemed to have the Tamberg
performed that evening.
I must also say that having Barbara Butler on campus to perform work
with our students was a great pleasure and musical treat. She may be
the hardest working guest artist in the business after a presentation
(on the topic of musicianship for educators) for our music students,
giving private lessons, and performing a recital (music by Honegger,
Ewazen, Tamberg, Turrin and Bernsein), she finished the day by
presenting a very valuable and intense 2-1/2 hour masterclass with five
of my students performing. It was a terrific experience for all of us.
And it was also nice to meet some TPIN-ers who drove in to Whitewater
to join us!
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater