Lecture Recital: Hochschule für Musik, Klassik - Musik-Akademie Basel
Musik-Akademie Basel, Studio Eckenstein
January 11, 2019
Part of a series of 3 Lecture Recitals with violinist Nicholas Kitchen
The lecture on January 11 will be in collaboration with the Pacific Quartet Vienna. The lecture will explore Beethoven Op. 127 and will conclude with a complete performance of the work by the quartet, where the audience will have the opportunity to read Beethoven's manuscript during the whole performance. Beethoven used many detailed expressive markings in his manuscripts and these markings are not reflected in print. There are 20 dynamics instead of 9, four staccato markings instead of 1 or 2, and 2 types of expressive swell pair instead of one. In the discussion, we will share with the audience the working process to try to bring this more varied information into performance.