Beethoven or Mahler – which did more to change your life?
This sun-drenched Sunday afternoon, within easy reach of Hampstead Heath, I shall be having a heated discussion with the pianist Peter Donohoe on which of the two composers, Ludwig or Gus, makes more of an impact on our lives today.
Peter is probably the cleverest pianist ever born with English as his mother tongue – go on, debate that among yourselves – and his views on Beethoven have doubtless matured since I saw him last. As have mine on Mahler.
Anyhow, we’re going to have fun at The Red Hedgehog at 3pm. You can, too.