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Visiting pianist plans Sunday recital at Darwin Martin House

Christopher Guzman
By Mary Kunz Goldman

The second season of Music in Buffalo's Historic Places, the brainchild of UB Music Professor Eric Huebner, kicks off at 3 p.m. Sunday with a piano recital at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House in North Buffalo.

The guest recitalist is pianist Christopher Guzman, pictured above.

You may glimpse in this video Mr. Guzman playing Beethoven's beautiful Piano Sonata Op. 109 in the 2011 Seoul International Music Competition. The Beethoven is followed by Scriabin and Ravel.

At the Darwin Martin House on Sunday, Guzman is playing classics -- Beethoven's Sonata Op. 27 No. 1 as well as Brahms and Liszt -- and new music by Hans Werner Henze and Jorg Widmann that Huebner points out was inspired by the past and by historic places. A piece of special interest is the brief, seldom-heard reflection by Franz Liszt called "At the Grave of Richard Wagner." 

A Steinway piano is being provided by Denton, Cottier and Daniels.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Greatbatch Pavilion of the Darwin Martin Complex, 125 Jewett Parkway, near Delaware Park. Tickets are general admission, $20 for general public and $15 for Martin House members and students. Buy a concert ticket and you will receive a two-for-one coupon to use for a future tour of the Darwin D. Martin Complex.  

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested. Reserve tickets online or call 856-3858.

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