Kings Place Presents: Unquiet - Stephen Fry And Jonathan Biss on Beethoven

Kings Place Presents: Unquiet - Stephen Fry And Jonathan Biss on Beethoven


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This is the online streaming of a pre-recorded event. which was recorded with the 92ndStY in New York in February 2021. Please note that due to the licensing agreement, this livestream is only available to UK residents. After the KPlayer premiere, the recording will be available for 7 days for ticket holders.

Stephen Fry joins renowned pianist and musical thinker Jonathan Biss to discuss Biss’s moving new audio book Unquiet: My Life with Beethoven.

In Unquiet, Biss outlines in rich detail both the treasures Beethoven’s music has gifted him and the searing self-doubt and crippling anxiety that went along with it. His greatest pleasure in life was ultimately also responsible for imprisoning him.

Fry and Biss engage in thoughtful and candid dialogue about their personal experiences as entertainers, and the extent to which having mental health issues might have contributed to — and been exacerbated by — their decisions to become performers.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry appearing at this event

Comedian, best-selling author, star of stage, screen & radio, quizmaster, film director and raconteur.

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Jonathan Biss

This young pianist has already established an international reputation as a recitalist and concerto soloist, performing with the major orchestras and in the great concert venues of Europe and America. He was the first American to become a BBC Young Generation Artist.

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