Vergangenes Konzert

Piano Festival

16.11.-24.11. 2019



    Martin Meyer  Referent

    “Gegen den Strich: Revolutionäre und Störenfriede” 
    (“Against the Grain: Revolutionaries and Troublemakers”)

    (in German)

    Since 2003, Martin Meyer has regularly been giving presentations on the art of piano playing during the Piano Festival. In these piano lectures, which to date number more than forty, he has reflected on themes related to music for the instrument but has also focused on important pianists and their unique characteristics. Arthur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Martha Argerich, and Mikhail Pletnev have numbered among the many figures in these discussions, with lots of musical examples and often surprising images to illustrate his points. And sometimes guests have also participated. For example, Alfred Brendel looked back on his role models for interpretation, while Sir András Schiff has spoken about Schubert. For this conclusion of the series, Meyer will take stock and show over the course of his two final lectures what matters when the keys are expected to speak and sing. This will be a journey through time in two parts, leading us through the exciting developments of the 20th century to the present day: music and its interpretation, as always enriched with many examples and with Meyer’s personal experiences and memories.

    Martin Meyer

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