Kogan on Beethoven
Saturday, September 22
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Classically trained pianist and New York psychiatrist Richard Kogan returns to the IF stage to delve into the life, deafness, psychological struggles, and creative genius of Ludwig von Beethoven. The New York Times has praised Kogan for his “eloquent, compelling and exquisite playing”.
Richard Kogan has a distinguished career both as a concert pianist and as a psychiatrist. The Boston Globe wrote that "Kogan has somehow managed to excel at the world's two most demanding professions." He has gained renown for his lectures and recitals that explore the role of music in healing and the influence of psychological factors on the creative output of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein.