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Saturday 26 October: 7:00pm - 7:30pm

West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, CB3 9DP

Professor Nicholas Marston discusses how Beethoven's 'Eroica' symphony changed music forever. Nicholas will be joined by Judith Weir CBE to discuss her piece Heroic Strokes of the Bow and how it is influence by the great master.

Nicholas is currently Vice-Provost, Praelector and Director of Studies in Music of King’s College, Cambridge. He has published on a wide range of topics including Beethoven’s manuscripts and piano sonatas; Schenkerian theory and analysis; Schubert and Schumann Lieder; and the history of choral music-making at King’s College, Cambridge.

Judith Weir CBE is Master of the Queen's Music and associate composer with the BBC Singers. Her operas have been premiered all over the world, most recently, in 2010 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She was resident composer of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Princeton and Cardiff Universities. Honours for her work include the Critics’ Circle, South Bank Show, Elise L Stoeger and Ivor Novello awards and the Queen’s Medal for Music (2007).

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