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Faculty of Music


Peter Hill 

Pianist and writer Peter Hill is one of the leading British pianists of his generation, highly esteemed for his performances and recordings of twentieth-century and contemporary music. His complete cycles of Messiaen and of Berg, Schoenberg and Webern have received superlative acclaim. The Messiaen was described as 'one of the most impressive solo recording projects of recent years' (New York Times), and won Messiaen's endorsement: 'Beautiful technique, a true poet: I am a passionate admirer of Peter Hill's playing.' His writings include three books on Messiaen, among them a ground-breaking biography (Messiaen, Yale) based on unprecedented access to the private Messiaen archive. This presentation centres on Peter's experience of working with Messiaen preparing performances of his piano music.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
Recital Room, Faculty of Music