Ondine

Based on a story by Baron Friedrich de la Motte Foch, Ondine recalls the mythical half-mermaid creatures “Undine’s” and Debussy’s interest in the supernatural and fairy tales.

Dr. Tobin refers to his thesis about Debussy Preludes where he mentions Ondine, it can be downloaded as a PDF.

Dr. Tobin ends the discussion with a performance on Debussy’s Bluethner piano, in Brive la-Gaillarde, France.

Fritz Gechter Master Class

Dr. Fritz Gechter from TAMIU in Laredo returned for another great master class on Saturday, March 7th!

Many people played, we heard Bartok’s Slovak Dance, a Haydn Scherzo, a Bach Prelude in C Major, Flying Leaves by Kölling, the Mozart D Major Duet, the Chopin Eb Nocturne, and the Chopin Etude in F Major from Opus 10!

Everyone appreciated the warm and helpful guidance provided by Dr. Gechter.

Our next master class will be with Sophia Gilmson, Professor of Pedagogy at UT Austin on April 4th from 2-4:30 PM.

Spring 2020 Master Classes at Adam’s

We are pleased to announce the following master classes!

All are free for participants and observers, all are welcome to watch.

Contact Dr. Anthony Tobin to perform in one of the classes:

tony at adamsmusichouse.org

Dr. Stephen Burnaman of Huston Tillotson University will give a master class Saturday February 1st from 2-4:30PM.


Dr. Fritz Gechter of Texas A&M International University will give a master class Saturday March 7th from 2-4:30PM.


Sophia Gilmson, Professor of Piano Pedagogy at UT Austin, will give a master class Saturday April 4th from 2-4:30PM.


Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa of Southwestern University will give a master class Saturday April 11th from 2-4:30 PM.