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Peter Medhurst: The Genius of Beethoven

26th March

Please note that this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please see our News page for the latest information.


Tickets: £12 including a tea or filter coffee before the talk

Presented in association with the Arts Society Portsdown 

250 years after his birth, we are celebrating Beethoven, one of the most influential and recognised classical composers.


In this talk Peter Medhurst will discuss one of the giants in the history of music. Beethoven’s compositions are among the most loved and admired of all time.  However, behind the music, Beethoven wrestled with his personal demons, which included increasing deafness, loneliness, and the loss of patrons and support due to the impact of the Napoleonic wars.   The lecture examines Beethoven’s genius as a composer and shows that no matter what impacted on him in his daily life, his music always rose above it.


Peter is a singer, pianist and lecturer. Since studying at the Royal College of Music he has travelled the world performing and lecturing including events at The Barbican and Royal Festival Hall. He has also appeared on Classic FM, Radio 3 and Radio 4.