Wednesday 17 June 2020 6:00PM

Cancelled: Pre-Concert Talk: Ruth Padel

Beethoven Variations, Poems on a Life

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Cancelled Events
In response to advice from Public Health England, Wigmore Hall will be closed from Tuesday 17 March. This event has therefore been cancelled.

Read a full statement from Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly.

Join award-winning British poet Ruth Padel for an illustrated talk and poetry reading ahead of the evening’s concert, drawing on material from her latest book Beethoven Variations, Poems on a Life.

‘Beethoven’s music encompasses the entire blinding spectrum of human thought and emotion, from violent to ethereal, chaos to sublimity. Ruth Padel’s poems capture that uncontainable spirit to an astounding degree, and preserve the primal shock of our first hearing.’ - Alex Ross, music critic of The New Yorker, author of The Rest is Noise.

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