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British pianist and composer Julian Jacobson will celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday by repeating his seldom-performed marathon performance of all Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas, from memory, in one day.
Jacobson's 2003 marathon raised £6,000 for WaterAid, and the repeat event in 2013, at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, was broadcast around the world, attracting much media coverage and impressive reviews:
It soon became clear that the pianist's mastery of Beethoven's idiom was such he could easily have improvised himself out of any momentary difficulty [ - not that any such occurred]. - Robert Anderson, at Julian Jacobson's 2013 Beethoven Marathon
The event takes place from 09:00 until 22:00 UCT/GMT on 12 November 2022 at St John's Church, Waterloo, London, SE1 8TY, UK. A live stream is available. Further information and tickets at julianjacobson.com
Six days later, on his seventy-fifth birthday, Jacobson will repeat the event in Uruguay, as part of the fifth Festival Internacional de Colonia (15-20 November 2022). Details: festivalcolonia.org
This year's Malcolm Arnold Festival is a little different to usual, with an online day of free-to-watch-and-listen content: malcolmarnoldfestival.com
Classical Music Daily's November 2022 newsletter was published yesterday. Details here.
Posted 2 November 2022 by Keith Bramich