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Piano Professor Peter Takács to Perform at Carnegie Hall

October 7, 2015

Erich Burnett

Peter Takács
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

Peter Takács, an esteemed professor of piano at Oberlin for 39 years, will launch a new series of performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall beginning Sunday, October 18.

Titled “The Beethoven Experience,” Takács’ Carnegie series will open with three early Beethoven piano sonatas and his Trio, Op. 11; Takács, a major exponent of Beethoven, will be joined by New York Philharmonic principal cellist Carter Brey and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra principal clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan ’06.

The series’ second program, showcasing music from Beethoven’s middle period, takes place Thursday, November 12. The finale, featuring works from late in Beethoven’s career, is set for Thursday, January 14.

Takács' recitals are part of a new program at Carnegie called Key Pianists. Developed by former Takács student Terry Eder ’79, it is intended to expose accomplished, lesser known performers to New York audiences—and vice versa.

Takács will preview his first Carnegie Hall program for local audiences at an 8 p.m. recital Thursday, October 8, in Warner Concert Hall. Included will be Beethoven’s Op. 2, No. 1 in F; Op. 13, No. 8 in C (“Pathétique”); and Op. 2, No. 3 in C.

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