Kenneth Hamilton Lecture-recital

Concert Hall - Barber Institute
Arts and Law, Performance
Friday 9th November 2018 (13:10-14:00)
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Kenneth Hamilton

Barber Lunchtime Concert/Birmingham International Piano Festival

Kenneth Hamilton piano

Long before the invention of the Steinway, the Erard concert grand ruled the concert halls of Europe. It was Liszt’s favourite piano; and famously admired by Chopin and Mendelssohn. The Barber Institute is home to one of the world’s finest surviving Erards – a beautiful 1850s instrument in top-class playing condition. Pianist and Professor Kenneth Hamilton gives a lively introduction to the instrument, and plays some of the wonderful music written for it.

“There be none of beauty’s daughters…with a magic like an Erard” Mendelssohn

On Wings of Song
Variations on a Theme of Herold, Op. 12
Polonaise Fantasy
Fantasia on Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Fantasy on Verdi’s Rigoletto

Venue: Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Admission: Free