The much talked-about young Ukrainian pianist ANNA FEDEROVA is on a European tour at present and is slipping across to Norwich this Sunday, 16thOctober, to give a much awaited Bach/Schumann/Chopin/Rachmaninov recital – not to be missed! – also not to be missed are the series of Monday lectures by the distinguished musicologist HUGH MACDONALD – his opening subject is Mozart. Full details below.
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Sunday 16th October 2016, 6:30pm
Tickets £12 on the door
Anna Fedorova – piano
- Mozart: Fantasy in D Minor, K.397
- Chopin: Fantasie in F minor, Op.49
- Schumann: Fantasie in C, Op.17
Rachmaninov: Preludes Preludes Op 32/5 & Op 23/2
Anna Fedorova website
Musicians and their Myths
Four Monday lectures at The Chapel
by Hugh MacDonald
17th October – Mozart
24th October – Beethoven
31st October – Wagner
7th November – The Russians
6.30pm for 7pm for approx one hour
£5.00 per lecture incl. glass of wine
Extraordinary stories about composers are told and re-told many times, and many of them are true. Many of them, equally, have come down to us in a form slightly exaggerated with each re-telling. The reality of a composer’s life does not necessarily shape the music itself, but if we are interested in a composer’s personality, and his mind, it is a short step from there to taking an interest in his daily comings and goings.
In these four lectures Professor Hugh MacDonald recreates the working lives of familiar composers, taking us into the daily routines and familiar habits that lie behind the creation of great masterpieces, without ever explaining the genius that we recognise in the music itself. Money, travel, family diet, health, politics – these things beset composers as they do everyone of us. Handwriting, publishers and fellow musicians are the more special concerns with which composers have to deal. Some are better than others.
Hugh MacDonald is an eminent musicologist and writer, chiefly known for his scholarly work on Hector Berlioz. His books have included the biographies of Berlioz and Bizet for the Master Musician series published by OUP.