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Beethoven the Contemporary

Artist Faculty and students in Piano Studies, alumni, and special guests will present streamed performances, lectures, master classes, and collegia, celebrating Beethoven's historical innovations and contemporary relevance. All events, co-curated by Eteri Andjaparidze (Artist Faculty) and Marilyn Nonken (Director, Piano Studies), will take place in November and December 2020 and will be free and open to the public.
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Events

The Art of Piano with John Wilson: Beethoven, Building I

Live from Vienna, the Beethoven scholar discusses a variety of forms and genres from bagatelle to sonata.

Collegium with Peter Takács: Recording the 32 Sonatas

The pianist reflects on his acclaimed recording of Beethoven's complete piano sonatas.

Collegium with John Wilson: The Bonn Years

A live presentation from Vienna by the Beethoven scholar.

Eteri Andjaparidze: All-Beethoven Artist Master Class

The Artist Faculty member shares guidance on aspects of technique, interpretation, and performance practice.

The Art of Piano with John Wilson: Beethoven, Building II

Live from Vienna, the Beethoven scholar discusses a variety of forms and genres from concerto to symphony.

Collegium with John Wilson: Beethoven and Thomas Mann

A live presentation from Vienna by the Beethoven scholar.

Jeffrey Swann: All-Beethoven Artist Master Class

The Artist Faculty member shares guidance on aspects of technique, interpretation, and performance practice.

Ode to Form: Beethoven

Performances by the Pianists of NYU Steinhardt (Studio of Eteri Andjaparidze).

All by Himself: Beethoven

Eduardus Halim (Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies) and alumnus TianYi Li perform the "Diabelli" Variations and "Waldstein" Sonata.

Perfect Truths: Beethoven & Ives

Marilyn Nonken (Director, Piano Studies) and Jeffrey Swann (Artist Faculty) perform the "Concord" and "Hammerklavier" sonatas.

Constant Influence: Beethoven & Prokofiev

Eteri Andjaparidze (Artist Faculty) and alumnus Markus Kaitila perform the last sonatas of Beethoven and Prokofiev.

“Trifles?”

The Pianists of NYU Steinhardt perform bagatelles by Beethoven, Couperin, Liszt, Sibelius, Bartók, Ferguson, Bolcom, Tsontakis, and Ryabov.

Happy Birthday to Ludwig!

Alumni Hannah Harnest and Markus Kaitila perform Beethoven’s compositions for piano four-hands.

Performers

Marilyn Nonken

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Piano Studies, Director of Doctoral Affairs (MPAP)

marilyn.nonken@nyu.edu

Eduardus Halim

Sascha Gorodnitzki Music Professor of Piano Studies

eh48@nyu.edu

Hannah Harnest

Alumna, Studio of Marilyn Nonken

Markus Kaitila

Alumnus, Studio of Eteri Andjaparidze

TianYi Li

Alumnus, Studio of Eduardus Halim

Beethoven wearing a protective face mask

Watch performances of Beethoven's music by students, faculty, and alumni on the Beethoven the Contemporary playlist, hosted by Marilyn Nonken (Director of Piano Studies, NYU Steinhardt).