McIntyre plays Brahms & Beethoven

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Stephen McIntyre is known nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most eminent pianists and teachers.

He has appeared as concerto soloist with all major Australian orchestras. His cycle of the complete piano music of Ravel won the National Critics Award. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Sir Bernard Heinze Award for distinguished contribution to music and in 2007 he was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Brahms’s Four Ballades dated 1854 are lyrical pieces written in his youth and dedicated to his friend Julius Otto Grimm. The 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, a group of musical variations for solo piano by Ludwig van Beethoven, completed in 1823 are considered one of his monumental works for the instrument. By manipulating tempi, dynamics, and themes and by adding ornamentation, parodic elements, and references to the works of several other composers, Beethoven transformed a simple waltz into a work of impressive breadth and depth.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Four Ballades, Op.10

33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120


This production is part of the following series:

Piano Series

The 2018 Piano Series features five leading Australian exponents of the piano some of whom will return from abroad to perform great masterpieces of the piano repertoire across the year.