Why Beethoven: The Wigmore Hall event

Why Beethoven: The Wigmore Hall event

Why Beethoven

norman lebrecht

February 06, 2023

This was last week’s launch performance by the book’s author and Leed-winning pianist Alim Beisembayev.

I don’t think I have ever heard a more transcendent opus 111 Arietta.

Watch below.


  • I beg your pardon says:

    Well maybe you should go to more concerts then, Norman.

    Funny how no one ever sees you at any of the London concerts…

  • hamklav says:

    Great talk and pianist. But the intro: “He went to school in the Home Counties, so that’s alright” WTF?

  • ChiLynne says:

    Very much enjoyed the program. So grateful for Wigmore Hall’s making this and so much more available to the remote audience.