In lecture recitals, audiences are treated to a feast for the ears, gain insight into the pianist's perspective, and enjoy discussion over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Sarah promotes a relatively informal ambiance, providing opportunity to ask questions, or voice opinions if one so desires!

Presenters and hosts may wish to book a single programme, a package of several lectures, or an entire weekend of these highly successful sessions.

Examples of recital topics:

Franz Joseph Haydn: a full-bellied artist, living it up with the Esterházy family
Ludwig van Beethoven: the piano as a symphonic force
Edvard Grieg: enchanting music of Norway
Isaac Albeniz: romantic and smoky, the Spanish piano
Frédéric Chopin: I left my heart in San Fran, er, Poland 
J.S. Bach: the beloved Lutheran genius
Claude Debussy: Symbolist or Impressionist?
Francis Poulenc: Finding a balance, or exploiting dichotomies?
Erik Satie: Quirky, brave, and insightful
Robert Schumann: Florestan and Eusebius - Playing with or haunted by?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mannheim Rockets, Operatic Sighs and Bliss
Muzio Clementi: An even greater virtuoso than Mozart?
Johannes Brahms: Love in every bite
Clara Schumann: The original Superwoman
Wonder Women! - An introduction to female composers

 

Photo credit: McKinnon Photography

Photo credit: McKinnon Photography

After four informal at-home sessions with Sarah Hagen, I am entranced by her disarming unselfconsciousness and sense of fun, and stunned by her technical skill and musicianship.
What a privilege!
— Colin Park, past participant