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Frederick Marvin, a professor emeirtus of music at Syracuse University, died in May 2017 in Vienna, Austria, at the age of 96. This event will include remembrances from students and friends, audio of Professor Marvin's recordings, and performances from his students. 

About Frederick Marvin

Frederick Marvin, born in Los Angeles, was a concert pianist and music scholar. He studied with Milan Blanchet and Arthur Schnabel. Marvin began his concert career at the age of 16 in his hometown of Los Angeles. His New York debut garnered him the Carnegie Hall Award for the best debut of the season. Claudio Arrau became Marvin’s mentor. After several years spent touring around the USA, Marvin moved to Vienna and gave concerts all over Europe and overseas.

Aside from his concerts as a concert pianist, he also accompanied Martha Mödl at her Lieder recitals. He also received international recognition for his work as a music scholar, rediscovering the old Spanish composer Padre Antonio Soler (1729–1783) and Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760–1812) from Bohemia. He published a selection of Soler’s works in diverse musical editions, on records and CDs, likewise with J. L. Dussek’s piano sonatas.

Marvin has been awarded several honors including the “Orden Merito Civil-Comandador” by the Spanish Government as well as the “Medaille de Vermeil-Croix de Commandadeur” by the “Société des Arts-Sciences-Lettres” in Paris. He was visiting professor at the German Phillips University in Marburg. On the occasion of his 90th birthday, Marvin gave a piano recital in Vienna with works by Soler, Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin.

- From G. Henle Publishers


Opening Remarks
Ida Tili-Trebicka

Fandago | Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Recording of Frederick Marvin

Prelude and Fugue in E flat Major BWV 852 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Richard Hicks

Robert Sharp

Piano Sonata No. 24 Op. 78 |  Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
I. Adagio cantabile-Allegro ma non troppo        
Victoria Von Arx

Ripe Figs
Marcia Menter

Sonata in C minor, Op 35 No 3 | Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)
l. Allegro Agitato Assai
Recording of Frederick Marvin

Daniel Goodman

Sonata in C minor M.12, Andantino | Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Sonata in D Major M.30, Allegro | Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Nocturne in C# minor | Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Tish Goettle-Kilgor

Drei Klavierstücke D 946 | Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
II-Allegro, in E flat Major
William “Bill” Goodrum, Professor Emeritus

Mazurka in C# minor Op. 30 No. 4 | Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Recording of Frederick Marvin


Free and open to the public.


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