CARNEGIEHALL CELEBRATES THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE BIRTH OFCOMPOSER/PIANIST FRANZ LISZT WITH THREE EVENTS THIS WINTERCarnegie Hall Hosts a Discovery Day Devoted to Liszt on Saturday, January 29,Led by Liszt Scholar Alan Walker and Featuring Noted Author and Pianist CharlesRosen,Plus Performances by Gregory DeTurck, Angela Meade, and Bradley MoorePianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet Performs All-Liszt Recital on February 2Pianist Evgeny Kissin Offers Music By Liszt on March 9
In early 2011, Carnegie Hall celebrates the 200thanniversary year of Hungarian composer/pianist Franz Liszt’s birth with twosolo piano recitals by leading artists and a special Discovery Day, devoted tothe Romantic era musician’s life and work. On Saturday, January 29, beginningat 1:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall hosts an afternoon-long Discovery Day dedicated tothis legendary figure in music history. Led by noted musicologist and Lisztscholar Alan Walker, the day will include panel discussions and readingsas well as musical performances by pianist Gregory DeTurck, soprano AngelaMeade, and pianist Bradley Moore. Carnegie Hall’s Director ofArtistic Planning, Jeremy Geffen, serves as the event’s moderator and isjoined by Mr. Walker and noted American pianist and author Charles Rosen.Mr. Rosen studied piano with Moriz Rosenthal, a former student of Franz Liszthimself.In addition to being a pioneering composer who anticipated some of the 20thcentury’s upcoming musical shifts, Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was said by hispeers to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhapseven the greatest pianist of all time. A popular performer, he was the first togive solo piano recitals in the modern sense of the word. Marking hisbicentennial year, Carnegie Hall also presents two all-Liszt recitals by two ofthe most highly acclaimed pianists today. On Wednesday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m.,pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs an all-Liszt program in SternAuditorium/Perelman Stage with repertoire ranging from a work inspired byFrench Romantic poetry to music honoring Saint Francis of Assisi (Légend No.1 and No. 2), as well as his re-workings of material by contemporariesChopin (Meine Freuden from Chants polonaise) and Wagner (Isolde'sLiebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde). Complete programinformation is listed below.The following month, on Wednesday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. in SternAuditorium/Perelman Stage, pianist Evgeny Kissin performs an all-Lisztprogram including a piece commemorating the 1848 revolution in the composer’snative Hungary (Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses)and a sonata dedicated to Schumann (Sonata in B Minor). Complete programinformation is listed below.Program InformationSaturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.Weill Recital HallDISCOVERY DAY: FRANZ LISZTAlan Walker, Keynote Speaker and ConsultantCharles Rosen, SpeakerGregory DeTurck, PianoAngela Meade, SopranoBradley Moore, PianoJeremy Geffen, Moderator1:00-1:50 Keynote Address: Liszt as Cultural Ambassador of the 19th CenturyAlan Walker2:00-2:50 Performance: Aspects of LisztGregory DeTurck, PianoFRANZ LISZT Etude d’exécution transcendante No. 10FRANZ LISZT Au bord d’une sourceFRANZ LISZT Réminiscences de NormaFRANZ LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E MajorFRANZ LISZT Légend No. 2: St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots,S. 175/2FRANZ LISZT Bagatelle ohne TonartFRANZ LISZT Unstern! Sinistre, disastro3:00-3:45 Dramatic Reading3:45-4:15 Break4:15-5:00 PerformanceAngela Meade, SopranoBradley Moore, PianoFRANZ LISZT Tre sonetti di Petrarca Pace non trovo Benedetto sia'l giorno I' vidi in terra angelici costumiFRANZ LISZT Drei Lieder aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell Der Fischerknabe Der Hirt Der AlpenjägerFRANZ LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors" ("Élégie Etienne Monnier")FRANZ LISZT "Enfant, si j’étais roi"5:10-6:00 Panel DiscussionAlan WalkerCharles RosenJeremy Geffen, ModeratorTickets: $22__________________________________Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageJEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, PianoALL-LISZT PROGRAMConsolations, second versionLes jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’EsteLégend No. 1: St François d’AssiseLégend No. 2: St. François de Paule marchant sur les flotsMeine Freuden from Chants polonaise (after Chopin)Ballade No. 2 in B MinorIsolde's Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und IsoldeTarantella from Venezia e NapoliTickets from $34-$99__________________________________Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageEVGENY KISSIN, PianoALL-LISZT PROGRAMEtude No. 9 in A-Flat Major, "Ricordanza"Sonata in B MinorFunérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, secondversionVallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, première année:Suisse,No. 6Venezia e NapoliSponsored by Ernst & Young LLPTickets from $49-$153__________________________________Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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