MALCOLM MILLER reports on
a recent symposium on
Beethoven's Diabelli Variations
Fresh insights, new contexts, and inspiring perspectives were offered at the Symposium on Beethoven's 'Diabelli' Variations, held on 28 June 2011 in the spacious surrounds of the Great Hall at King's College, London. With Stephen Kovacevich and William Kinderman as guest speakers, the action-packed programme, from 11am until 6pm, featured lecture-recitals, academic papers, and an interview with panel discussion, to shed deeper light on one of the most enriching, yet also challenging of Beethoven's late piano masterpieces.
Presented by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe in association with the Institute of Musical Research, University of London, the event was framed by two inspiring presentations by William Kinderman, scholar and pianist, whose study of the Diabelli was first published in 1987 (OUP, revised in 2008) and who has recorded the work for Hyperion...
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