Plays Music of Schubert & Spohr[CD]
~ Donald Isler
Donald Isler is a prominent teacher and pianist in the New York City area. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, he has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial concert series in Chicago, and in other locations in this country and England. He has served on the faculties of many schools including the Brooklyn College Preparatory Center and the Diller-Quaile Music School. He currently teaches at the Bennett Conservatory of Music, and privately. He has also been a member of the jury at the Juilliard School Pre-College concerto competition. * The Classical Music Guide wrote "Donald Isler brings forward the traditions of great piano playing." * The New York Times said "His ability to keep momentum alive through long movements makes him a most satisfying sonata player." The Classical Music Guide, in describing this CD, wrote about 'Spohr's Sonata in A Flat, expertly played here by Donald Isler................He grasps the work's essence and reads into it a shrewdness and elegance.' And the News letter of the Spohr Society of Great Britain, after praising the Spohr performances on this disk, added 'Schubert's wonderful D major Sonata, D. 850 also gets an impressive interpretation.'
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