Wednesday, March 3, 2010


What to listen for in Beethoven's Appassionata with pianist Lisa Harrington, Saturday, March 6, 4pm.

One of the greatest works for the piano, the Sonata Op. 57, “Appassionata” is much more than a beautiful piece of music: it is Beethoven’s metaphysical study on good and evil, his treatise on humanity’s capacity for kindness and cruelty. Epic in scale and intensity, the sonata is also a wonder of ingenuity. Understanding the logic of Beethoven’s musical ideas can make listening to the Appassionata an even more powerful experience.

Pianist and Musicologist Lisa Harrington will bring to light the workings of Beethoven's creative genius in a down-to-earth and lively demonstration, followed by a complete performance of this most beloved masterpiece.

Whether the word “Appassionata” evokes fond memories of the great performances of Rubenstein and Horowitz, or mere curiosity (Appassionwhata?) this concert is for you!

Canyon Theater
Boulder Public Library - Main Branch
1001 Arapahoe Avenue

For more information about the Canyon Boulder Public Library Concert Series, visit

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