Monday 20 September 11.00am (approx 60 min)
In conjunction with Chipping Campden Literature Festival

Beethoven: A Life In Nine Pieces

Professor Laura Tunbridge
Professor of Music; Henfrey Fellow and Tutor, St Catherine’s College, Oxford


For our first joint event with the Literature Festival, Charlie Bennett, Artistic Director of the Music Festival, discusses with Laura Tunbridge her new biography on Beethoven. Each chapter focuses on a period of Beethoven’s life, a piece of music and ‘a revealing theme’ from family to friends, heroism to liberty. Much of the material has not been available to the wider public before.


Laura Tunbridge joined the Oxford Faculty of Music in 2014, having previously been Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Editor of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association from 2013-2018, in 2017 she was elected to the Directorium of the International Musicological Society. She regularly gives pre-concert talks for Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Halle, the BBC Proms, and the Southbank Centre; writes programme and liner notes for Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Chandos, and Southbank Centre; and book reviews for The Oldie and The Times Literary Supplement; and appears on BBC radio Record Review, In Our Time, and Start the Week. She has contributed to numerous academic publications.

‘Profoundly original and hugely readable’ John Suchet

‘This book is really wonderful!’  Stephen Hough


All seating is Unreserved £10
Students: FOC

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