Maria João Pires to play in ‘silence’ concert

Maria João Pires to play in ‘silence’ concert


norman lebrecht

August 15, 2016

The Portuguese pianist will be taking part in a concert celebrating the philosophy of Krishnamurti.

She will perform Beethoven’s opus 111 at London’s Cadogan Hall. Very quietly.

Details here.

In this interview, she says Claudio Abbado held similar views.

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  • Steven Holloway says:

    This post is snide, misleading, and clearly shows no grasp of the subject being addressed. I should therefore urge people to listen to the interview in order to truly get an understanding of it. Maria Joao Pires and Abbado and by no means the only musicians who have discussed the importance of silence in music, perhaps most notably listening between the notes. And then, of course, there is Cage.