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In fact, the detail found in his music is often so subtle that most people don't even know it's there. The lecture explores Beethoven's genius as a writer of music, at the same time setting his extraordinary story aganst the backdrop of 19th century warfare, revolution and dramatic social changes. Beethoven would have been 250 years old on 17th December 2020.
One of Beethoven's original manscripts
Peter Medhurst at the organ of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome
Peter appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at The Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.