Grinnell College will host “Images: Piano Music of Claude Debussy,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Faulconer Gallery in conjunction with the "Archipenko: A Modern Legacy" exhibition, which runs through Dec. 11.
Gaub, a pianist who also teaches courses in music history and music theory, joined the faculty in 1995. As a pianist, his solo repertoire comprises works by composers ranging from Bach and Scarlatti to György Ligeti and John Adams. He made his New York City debut with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center, and has played with orchestras in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. He also has given solo recitals in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, among others.
Although French composer Debussy and sculptor Archipenko apparently never met, they both lived in Paris during the years 1908-18, each taking part in the modernist revolution.
Debussy, an innovator who embraced nontraditional scales and tonal structures, is considered the founder of musical impressionism and one of the most highly regarded composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The traveling exhibition highlights Archipenko’s vision as an innovator with the human, and especially the female, figure, abstracting and altering the forms and using modern materials in unexpected ways. “Archipenko: A Modern Legacy” includes works from major museum and private collections as well as never-before exhibited examples from Archipenko's archives.
International Arts and Artists in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally, organized the exhibition in collaboration with the Archipenko Foundation.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, and admission is free. The Archipenko exhibition concludes on Sunday, Dec. 11.
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