The Music Commission of the Círculo del Liceo celbrated Norbet Bilbeny's conference, with a subsequent recital by Juan Gallego-Coin on piano.
Chopin: the sonata of Being and Nothing
If the sonata genre in Chopin is exceptional, it is even more exceptional that one of them seems to want to describe Being and Nothingness. That is what Sonata No. 2 suggests to us, famous for its Funeral March, and it is what we try to illustrate, pianist and lecturer, unraveling together the always secret world of Chopin.
Norbert Bilbeny is Professor of Ethics at the University of Barcelona, ??where he was also Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. He has published in AnagramaEl idiota moral, La banalidad del mal en el siglo XX (1993), La revolución en la ética i Hábitos y creencias en la sociedad digital (1997, Anagrama Essay Award). He is a regular contributor to La Vanguardia.
Juan Gallego-Coin has performed in some of the most important venues in the world, highlighting concerts at the SouthBank Center in London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Kioi Hall Tokyo, Fundación March in Madrid, Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna and at the Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada. He has worked with directors such as Josep Pons or Salvador Mas and is a piano teacher at the Liceo Conservatory in Barcelona.