Concert and artist’s talk on 07.08.2020
First part: Ottavia Maria Maceratini in a talk with Ulrich Bumann
In the subsequent concert, Ottavia Maria Maceratini performed Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, Chopin’s Ballad No. 3, Op. 47, Schumann’s Fantasia Pieces, Op. 111, and his Arabesque, Op. 18, and finally Franz Liszt’s “Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata”. And there was even an encore! After being presented a bouquet of flowers by Ingrid Bodsch, Ottavia Maria Maceratini surprised with a composition of her own! Ottavia played – and how she played! – on a concert piano of the brand Schimmel from the house of Klavins in Bonn, under a 200-year-old lime tree before a selected group, with no more than 40 persons allowed due to pandemic-related regulations, of enthusiastic listeners who all went home after that with an internal and external radiance, endowed with an exhilarating evening, in every respect.