Beethoven Sonata Concerts.

Starting on 12 January, Zack Hughes will be performing the Sonatas of Beethoven at Guuf. Info here.

“Indeed, every truly monumental masterpiece Beethoven composed came after his deafness and thought of suicide, including the Ninth Symphony, considered by many to be the pinnacle of human artistic achievement. At the premiere of the Ninth, which Beethoven conducted, the concertmaster had to stand up and turn the composer around to face the audience after the performance had ended. He couldn’t hear the thunderous applause as they gave him a standing ovation.

Two centuries later, we are still talking about and listening to Beethoven. That is the power of the legacy he left. The transformative energy, the striving for an ideal, the resolute refusal to allow deafness to stop his creative genius –these qualities present themselves to us through his music just as clearly today as they ever did. We are lucky indeed to live in a world where his presence is still felt, and his music still heard.”

THE BEETHOVEN ODYSSEY: BRINGING BEETHOVEN TO A PIANO NEAR YOU