Academic journal article The Beethoven Newsletter

1987-88 Beethoven Society Season

Academic journal article The Beethoven Newsletter

1987-88 Beethoven Society Season

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The Beethoven Society (New York) will open its twelfth season of Saturday afternoon matinees devoted to the music of Beethoven on October 17 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The opening concert, the Society's 100th performance, will feature the acclaimed Guarneri String Quartet performing Beethoven's Quartet in B-flat, Opus 127, and Quartet in B-flat, Opus 130, with the Grosse Fuge. Robert A. Becker, President and founder of the Beethoven Society, will present the Beethoven Medal to the Guarneri String Quartet during this gala performance. Previous recipients of this honor have included Leonard Bernstein, Rudolf Serkin, Alfred Brendel, Claudio Arrau, and Daniel Barenboim.

Other concerts in this all-Beethoven series will include a November 14 performance by the New England Conservatory Orchestra and Chorus with Russell Sherman as piano soloist. Sherman, a noted Beethoven interpreter, will be heard in the Fourth Piano Concerto and the Choral Fantasy. Other works on this program are the rarely heard "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage," Opus 112, and the overture to "Fidelio." Conductors are Pascal Verrot, Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony, and Lorna Cooke deVaron.

On January 16, the Beethoven Society will present its first piano festival, a gathering of five outstanding pianists performing five favorite piano sonatas. Jacob Lateiner will play the Piano Sonata, Opus 2, no. …

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