Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker

Kenneth Hamilton holds master class at the Liszt Academy

5/12/2018

The Scottish pianist and musicologist will visit the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and hold a four part intensive lecture (in English language) at our university.

The title of the course:

The Evolution of Romantic Pianism: From Chopin and Liszt to Horowitz

 

Date, place:

18–20 December 2018

Auditorium, Main Building

 

You can download the detailed outline, essential and recommended reading material from here. As part of the program a book introduction will be held introducing the Hungarian translation of Mr. Hamilton’s book: After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance.

The master class is open to all students and teachers however those who are not members of the musicology department please send an e-mail to Prof. Gergely Loch (loch.gergely[kukac]gmail.com) and indicate your wish to attend. The deadline for notification is 2018 December 17th 12:00.The musicology students will be participating as active students and the students from other departments will be able to attend as passive students.

 

Planned schedule:

18 December 2018 (Tuesday), 14.00–16.30:
The Instrument of the Immortals? Written and Recorded Sources for the History of Piano Performance

18 December 2018 (Tuesday), 16.30–18.00:
The introduction of Mr. Kenneth Hamilton’s book: After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance  published by the  Rózsavölgyi Kiadó.

19 December 2018 (Wednesday), 10.00–12.30:
Romantic Improvisation: Preluding, Adaptation, Ornamentation, and the Status of the Score

19 December 2018 (Wednesday), 14.00–16.30:
Chopin, Liszt, and the Evolution of Performance Style

20 December 2018 (Thursday), 10.00–12.30:
The (Temporary?) Decline of Romanticism and the Dawn of “Modern” Performance Style

 

Kenneth Hamilton was generous enough to donate his three recordings (Back to Bach: Tributes and Transcriptions; Preludes to Chopin; Kenneth Hamilton plays Ronald Stevenson) to the library of the Academy and the CDs will be available for rent soon.