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Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: A Beethoven Bonanza

  • September 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall

A Beethoven Bonanza

“Pianistic eloquence with a special gift for commentary,” says The Washington Post about this renowned pianist who opens the 19th season of his popular Keyboard Conversations® series at the Center for the Arts by paying homage to arguably the most brilliant composer of all time. In his trademark “concerts with commentary” format, Mr. Siegel provides unique insight into Beethoven’s story of personal triumph over tragedy and performs some of the most renowned pieces from his rich body of work. This program shows Beethoven’s many moods of genius – the humorous Rage Over a Lost Penny; the charming and rarely heard Sonata in F, Op. 54; the tragic, fiery Sonata Pathéthique, Op. 13; and the transcendent Sonata, Op. 109, written after deafness had engulfed the composer. “Siegel is the perfect instrument to transmit the timeless power and enduring passion of Beethoven’s music.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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