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Philip AdamsonPianist Philip Adamson will perform four Beethoven piano sonatas in a recital Friday at Assumption Hall’s Heritage Room.

Beethoven sonatas on program for piano recital

Music professor Philip Adamson will perform four piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven in a recital Friday at Assumption Hall’s Heritage Room.

Dr. Adamson calls Beethoven’s 32 sonatas “consistently compelling” and is launching a journey to perform all of them, which he likens to a mountain-climbing expedition.

“Their range is astonishing,” he says. “The sonatas depict Beethoven’s spiritual growth from youth to late maturity, from extravagant vigour and fecundity to spareness and concentration. Throughout the journey, Beethoven’s voice is ever one of conviction, speaking the truth of his experiences.”

Adamson invites his audience to share the joys and sorrows told through these works. Find a full program on the School of Creative Arts website.

The “Simply Beethoven” recital is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4. Tickets are $15, with a student rate of $5. Order by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 4212, or purchase online at http://web2.uwindsor.ca/music/tickets/. Tickets are also available at the door.