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A Pianist’s Life: A Fireside Chat by Candlelight SOLD OUT

Wednesday 29 March 2017

1 Hour


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The Provost of Worcester College Jonathan Bate and his wife Paula warmly welcome you to their 18th-century home for a fireside chat by candlelight between world-famous pianist Alfred Brendel and BBC radio broadcaster and journalist Sue MacGregor.

Brendel talks about his life as one of the world’s best-known pianists and most influential writers on music. He is famous for his interpretations of the great composers Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt. Although he had his first piano lessons at the age of six, he had little formal training and regards his unconventional musical background as an advantage. In a prolific career that began in the 1950s, he has won countless awards for his recording, including the Léonie Sonning Prize, the Siemens Prize and the Prix Venezia. He has now retired from the stage.

MacGregor is best known for her work presenting Woman’s Hour and the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. She is currently presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion, a series that unites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of history.

Supported by Ian and Carol Sellers.