Immortal Beethoven - A Lecture Recital
Age Restriction: All Ages
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
Andrew Warburton plays solo piano works that formed part of his recent PhD recital at UKZN. The title of his thesis was: Towards a personal interpretation of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata, Op.109 and following the rising global trend of performance as research, in it he explained the microscopic analytical process which the performer undertakes in the pursuit of his own unique interpretation—such work is nowadays perceived to be as valuable as academic research, a new way of thinking that has not existed for very long. In the past, performers were not considered academics because they did not write about their interpretations, but this is now changing. In this lecture recital Warburton will explain some of his philosophies and then perform the great sonata, which is one of Beethoven’s latest and most profound works. Virtuoso showpieces by Ravel and Granados will fill out the programme.