Date and location
December 16, 2019
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
d’Hane-Steenhuyse (Veldstraat 55, 9000 Gent)
Lecture-recital: Beethoven’s ErardEventDecember 16, 2019
A Tale of Ambition and Frustration
Lecture-recital by Tom Beghin on Frenchness in Beethoven’s piano music at the time of receiving his Paris piano, especially his “Waldstein” Sonata, Op. 53. Two pianos will be present: a Walter fortepiano and the 1803 Erard Frères replica from the Orpheus Institute collection (both by Chris Maene).
To kick-off the Beethoven 2020 festive year on Beethoven’s baptism day, Tom Beghin is giving a lecture-recital on Frenchness in Beethoven’s piano music at the time of receiving his Paris piano. He will have two pianos present: a Walter fortepiano and the 1803 Erard Frères replica from the Orpheus Institute collection (both by Chris Maene). Duration of the lecture-recital is around 75 minutes, with an opportunity for questions afterwards.
The event on December 16 is a run-through / dress-rehearsal for the same lecture-recital on December 17, which will be filmed by Evil Penguin Records, for use in a documentary on the same subject. We invite you to attend the lecture-recital on December 16 and also have some seats available for the actual recording on December 17.
- Mon 16 December, 20.00 (d'Hane Steenhuyse): FULL
- Tue 17 December*, 19.30 (d'Hane Steenhuyse): FULL
*By attending, you're giving the production team explicit permission to be filmed. Because of technical complexities, we cannot allow for any late-comers, so please arrive on time: by 19:30 at the latest.
Deadline for registration: 14 December
The lecture-recital on 17 December will be live streamed by Evil Penguin TV. Follow the live stream for free and get a sneak preview of the documentary about Beethoven's Erard piano that will be released end of March 2020.