The Life of Liszt, Part 2

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Franz Liszt (Franz Hanfstaengl/Wikimedia Commons)

Tune in at 8 pm on Thursday as David Dubal continues his series on the pianist and composer Franz Liszt. During his time, Liszt was regarded as the greatest pianist who ever lived. Today, his legacy is still immediate and profound. The composer and pianist Ferruccio Busoni once said, "We are all branches from his tree."

Liszt once called himself a painter of music and was fittingly influenced by contemporary artists, surrounding landscapes, literature and much more. The second part of this series explores the sources of his inspiration, including nature and dance, as well as fellow composers Franz Schubert and Richard Wagner.

Program playlist (all pieces by Liszt):

Louis Kentner, piano

Valse oubliée No. 2
Louis Lortie, piano
Port Royal

Schubert: Erlkönig (arr. Liszt)
Jorge Bolet, piano

Transcendental Etude No. 3 in F major “Paysage”
Jerome Rose, piano
Vox Box

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8 in F-sharp minor
Jeno Jando, piano

Un Sospiro
André Watts, piano

Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song)
Joseph Banowetz, piano

Wagner: "Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde (arr. Liszt)
Vladimir Horowitz, piano

Comments [1]

Lena & Julian

Thank you for this masterful broadcast—if only Liszt could hear how Dubal portrays him. We all were profoundly nourished and energized by Liszt part 1. It was particularly memorable because of Dubal’s scrupulous exploration of details in his signature manner, painting a glorious image of the legend of Liszt. Now absorbing Part 2 of this program with an even more intense appetite!

Jan. 29 2016 05:07 AM

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