Lecture Recitals and Master Classes
Paul Roberts’ master classes and public lectures immerse the listeners in a magical world of images and ideas . . . His communicative abilities, whether as performer, writer or teacher, are without equal.
Harold Gray, Portland Piano International
Most recent lecture-recitals have included two appearances in London to commemorate the Debussy 100th anniversary in 2018: Capturing the Illusive Image: Debussy Preludes at Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican; and In the Mind’s Eye: Debussy Images at the London Piano Festival, Kings Place. He also gave his lecture-recital In the Mind's Eye at the University of Washington.
Among the many subjects he covers are Beethoven Sonatas (Opus 53 ‘Waldstein’, Opus 109 and Opus 111), Spanish Piano Music (Falla, Albeniz, and the Spanish works of Ravel and Debussy), and Ravel's Miroirs . His current lecture-recitals on Liszt coincide with his work on his forthcoming book Reading Liszt:
- Liszt the First Celebrity
- Liszt and Goethe: the B minor Sonata
- The Allure of Italy: Liszt and Petrarch
- Années de pèlerinage: A travel diary in music