A Talk by Sir Nicholas Kenyon
Writer and broadcaster Sir Nicholas Kenyon is Director of London’s Barbican Centre, and former Controller of BBC Radio 3 and BBC Proms. He was a music critic for the New Yorker and the Observer, and editor of Early Music. He wrote the Faber Pocket Guides to Bach and Mozart.
Sir Nicholas’ talk, What’s Happened to Beethoven? 250 Years Of Changing Performance and Perspective, will focus on the radical changes in the reputation and reception of Beethoven, with illustrations of different performance styles on disc from across the years.
Following the talk there is the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake in the beautiful surroundings of Shaw House.
Sponsored by The Englefield Charitable Trust