Today in Toronto: Alfred Brendel
Correction: the Antonia Fraser discussion was yesterday evening not this evening.
Appel Salon Ian Brown chats with historian Antonia Fraser about her memoir Must You Go?, in which she casts her biographer’s eye on her own marriage to the late Harold Pinter. Find out more >>
Alfred Brendel Alfred Brendel wants you to know that classical music doesn’t have to be incongruous with non-stop laughs. In his lecture “Does classical music have to be entirely serious?” the famed pianist turned poet draws out the implicit comedy in pieces by such composers as Beethoven and Haydn. Now retired, Brendel returns to the keys to perform examples of side-splitting sonatas. Find out more >>