Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-09-24

Music of Brahms, Mozart and Paul Lansky will be on the program presented by four Samford University faculty musicians Thursday, Oct. 2.

Violist Angela Flaniken, violinist Jeffrey Flaniken, French horn player Kevin Kozak and pianist Don Sanders will perform the works at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's Brock Recital Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

The foursome will play Brahms' "Sonata in F Minor for Viola and Piano" and "Scherzo in C Minor," Mozart's "Duo for Violin and Viola," and Lansky's "Etudes and Parodies."

Lansky, professor of music at Princeton University, is known for compositions with an eclectic mixture of styles, often with a strong jazz influence. In April, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra premiered his "Shapeshifters" for two pianos and orchestra.

He wrote Etudes and Parodies, a showpiece for the horn, in 2005.

"Although it is a true chamber work, with all three instruments sharing the musical material, every movement features a specific aspect of horn-playing," Sanders says of the piece, which also features the violin and piano.