Beethoven vs Woelfl: Piano Duel
Time & Location
About The Event
Peter Foggitt, piano (as Woelfl)
Thibault Charrin, piano (as Beethoven)
Austrian Composer, Joseph Woelfl (1773-1812) moved to London in 1805, living his last days in Marylebone, dying in Great Marylebone Street in 1812. A child prodigy, he became a rival to Ludwig van Beethoven - a rivalry which culminated in a piano ‘duel’ at the house of Count Wezlar in 1798. This concert recreates this duel, using two pianos and period costume. A ‘master of ceremonies’, Baron Wezlar von Planckenstern, will preside over the contest, allowing you to vote for your winner!
Prelude: The contestants meet
W A Mozart (1756-91) , Overture (Die Zauberflöte)
Round 1: A movement in a Sonata Form
Joseph Haydn (b. 1732) , Sonata in E-flat Hob. XVI:52 no. 62 (I-Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven (b. 1770) , Sonata op 10 no 3 (I-Presto)
Round 2: A Fugue
Joseph Woelfl (b. 1773) , Sonata in C minor WoO 113 (II – Fugue)
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata op 10 no 2 (III - Presto)
Round 3: A slow movement
W A Mozart , Piano Concerto no 21 (II-Andante)
Round 4: Virtuosity
Audience chooses the technique from a hat!
Round 5: Theme and Variations
Audience chooses the theme from a hat!
- General Admission£15£150£0
- General Admission +£2 Donation£17£170£0
- Concession +£2 Donation£14£140£0