John O’Conor doesn’t play nice with Beethoven
Acclaimed Irish pianist and Beethoven interpreter offers insights into the composer’s music ahead of his February 3rd performance in Aiken.
In this Sonatas & Soundscapes interview, pianist John O’Conor joins host Bradley Fuller for a conversation about Beethoven. O’Conor shares about his early fascination with the composer’s life and music, and tells the story of a teacher’s unforgettable critique. He also provides background on the three Beethoven works he’s bringing to the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken on Thursday night, February 3rd: the Moonlight and Pathétique sonatas, as well as the Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. For the final work, O’Conor will be joined by the Aiken Civic Orchestra under Adam DePriest.