Senior Recital, 1980

Steinway D

1980 High School Senior Recital
Kevin Weed – piano

Sunday, August 17, 1980
In the Recital Hall of California State University, Fullerton.

Just after my high school graduation in 1980, my piano teacher, the late Leigh James Unger, arranged for me to play a recital on the new 9′ Steinway at California State University, Fullerton. I was nervous (well, excited and scared) and I practiced like never before. Many friends and family came to hear this, my first full recital.
Recently, 2019, I found the cassette tape on which the recital was recorded. I was impressed. Yes there are slips, mistakes, and hiss from the tape. But it sounded better than I remembered, with better playing than I play those pieces now!

So here it is, for better or worse, for those that want to relive my younger years. The first of the few solo recitals I have done. I’ll bet some of you reading this were there. If so, send me an email to say hi!

1. Prelude and Fugue in C min – J.S. Bach
Sonata in C. Op. 2, No. 3 – Beethoven
     2. Mvt.1 – Allegro con brio.
     3. Mvt.2 – Adagio.
     4. Mvt.3 – Scherzo – Allegro
     5. Mvt.4 – Allegro assai
6. Etude Op. 25 No. 7 – Chopin
7. Bethena – Scott Joplin
8. American Beauty – Joseph Lamb
9. Waltz in G minor – Kevin Weed
Tanzstücke for piano Op. 19 – Paul Hindemith
     10. Tanzstücke 1
     11. Tanzstücke 2
     12. Tanzstücke 3
     13. Pantomime – Tanzstücke 4
     14. Tanzstücke 5
15. The Cascades – Scott Joplin
16. End space
Approx. 58 minutes total.

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