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Gerard Willems | In Recital

31 March 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Gerard Willems has chosen a program of two pieces that are close in composition date, but wildly different in style and emotion. Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op. 15 is an early work of this composer who struggled in life with adult confidence and mental stability, yet was able to weave the innocent joy and playfulness of a child’s everyday life in this wonderful collection of miniatures. Beethoven, on the other hand, exudes that very confidence that Schumann misses and is not afraid to run full speed towards a cliff. He dedicated his Sonata No 21, Op. 53 to Count von Waldstein – a long-term friend and supporter who was at the time faced with an uncertain future. It almost feels as if this could have been Beethoven’s, “Don’t give up and keep going!” gesture for his friend. Don’t miss this wonderful program.


Gerard Willems – Piano


Schumann – Scenes of Childhood op15

Beethoven – Sonata in C major ‘Waldstein’ op53




31 March 2021
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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