CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 6 PM
collected stories: travel
The Années de pèlerinage is a massive undertaking for any pianist, clocking in at more than 180 minutes and requiring extreme ranges of virtuosic fireworks and emotional commitment. Written by “the Hungarian composer and pianist who was the 19th-century forerunner of Lang Lang and Lady Gaga” (Los Angeles Times), this musical diary is a travelogue of the composer’s years of pilgrimage, summing up memories and visions inspired by his physical and psychic journey. Dynamic pianist Louis Lortie brings “brilliance and authority” (The New York Times) to a marathon concert of this spellbinding masterwork in its entirety.