January 28, 1986
In a recital in Skinner Hall, Associate Professor of Music Blanca Uribe, pianist, performed Bach’s Partita in C minor, BWV 826, Beethoven’s Sonata in A flat Major, Op. 110, selections from Isaac Albeniz’s Suite Iberia, and the world première of Fixations, by Professor of Music Richard Wilson. The Bach Partita, reported Linda Leigh Smith '86 in the Miscellany News, "displayed Uribe's versatility as she moved with ease through its contrasting movements," while the applause for her performance of the Beethoven sonata called the pianist back for "a second bow."
Professor Wilson's Fixations, a suite he described as an attempt "to give shape to musical ideas that are amorphous and fleetiing in their incipient state," consisted of of three pieces, "Bird in Space," "Shadowings" and "Flashback." The recital's final section was three pieces from the Iberia suite of Isaac Albeniz. "The recital," Smith concluded, "allowed for an exciting evening in both its content and the art of its world-reknowned performer."