Early keyboard artist Tom Beghin, Associate Professor at McGill University in Montreal, will discuss Ludwig van Beethoven in a Lyceum Series lecture on Monday, September 22, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
Taking cues from three early testimonies by a piano builder, a pianist, and a music publisher, Dr. Beghin’s lecture will seek to analyze each movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 29, Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”), while steering clear of such anachronistic virtues such as “perfection,” “the long line,” and “monumentality.” The lecture will explore and suggest alternative meanings to performing (and listening to) the “Hammerklavier” Sonata.
Tom Beghin is at the forefront of a new generation of interpreters of eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century music. His discography includes ten CDs on the Bridge, Claves, Eufoda, and Et’cetera labels. As a scholar, he has published in major musicological journals and volumes, and he has co-edited Haydn and the Performance of Rhetoric. His mentors include Malcolm Bilson, James Webster, Rudolf Buchbinder, Jean Goverts, and Alan Weiss.
This Lyceum Series lecture, made possible by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.