• Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010

    Carnegie Hall Celebrates the 200th Anniversary Year of Franz Liszt with Three Events This Winter



    Carnegie Hall Hosts a Discovery Day Devoted to Liszt on Saturday, January 29,
    Led by Liszt Scholar Alan Walker and Featuring Noted Author and Pianist Charles Rosen,
    Plus Performances by Gregory DeTurck, Angela Meade, and Bradley Moore

    Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet Performs All-Liszt Recital on February 2

    Pianist Evgeny Kissin Offers Music By Liszt on March 9


    In early 2011, Carnegie Hall celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Hungarian composer/pianist Franz Liszt’s birth with two solo piano recitals by leading artists and a special Discovery Day, devoted to the Romantic era musician’s life and work. On Saturday, January 29, beginning at 1:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall hosts an afternoon-long Discovery Day dedicated to this legendary figure in music history. Led by noted musicologist and Liszt scholar Alan Walker, the day will include panel discussions and readings as well as musical performances by pianist Gregory DeTurck, soprano Angela Meade, and pianist Bradley Moore. Carnegie Hall’s Director of Artistic Planning, Jeremy Geffen, serves as the event’s moderator and is joined by Mr. Walker and noted American pianist and author Charles Rosen. Mr. Rosen studied piano with Moriz Rosenthal, a former student of Franz Liszt himself.

    In addition to being a pioneering composer who anticipated some of the 20th century’s upcoming musical shifts, Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was said by his peers to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps even the greatest pianist of all time. A popular performer, he was the first to give solo piano recitals in the modern sense of the word. Marking his bicentennial year, Carnegie Hall also presents two all-Liszt recitals by two of the most highly acclaimed pianists today. On Wednesday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs an all-Liszt program in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with repertoire ranging from a work inspired by French Romantic poetry to music honoring Saint Francis of Assisi (Légend No. 1 and No. 2), as well as his re-workings of material by contemporaries Chopin (Meine Freuden from Chants polonaise) and Wagner (Isolde's Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde). Complete program information is listed below.

    The following month, on Wednesday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, pianist Evgeny Kissin performs an all-Liszt program including a piece commemorating the 1848 revolution in the composer’s native Hungary (Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses) and a sonata dedicated to Schumann (Sonata in B Minor). Complete program information is listed below.

    Program Information
    Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Alan Walker, Keynote Speaker and Consultant
    Charles Rosen, Speaker
    Gregory DeTurck, Piano
    Angela Meade, Soprano
    Bradley Moore, Piano
    Jeremy Geffen, Moderator

    1:00-1:50 Keynote Address: Liszt as Cultural Ambassador of the 19th Century

    Alan Walker

    2:00-2:50 Performance: Aspects of Liszt
    Gregory DeTurck, Piano
    FRANZ LISZT Etude d’exécution transcendante No. 10
    FRANZ LISZT Au bord d’une source
    FRANZ LISZT Réminiscences de Norma
    FRANZ LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major
    FRANZ LISZT Légend No. 2: St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots, S. 175/2
    FRANZ LISZT Bagatelle ohne Tonart
    FRANZ LISZT Unstern! Sinistre, disastro

    3:00-3:45 Dramatic Reading

    3:45-4:15 Break

    4:15-5:00 Performance
    Angela Meade, Soprano
    Bradley Moore, Piano
    FRANZ LISZT Tre sonetti di Petrarca
       Pace non trovo
       Benedetto sia'l giorno
       I' vidi in terra angelici costumi
    FRANZ LISZT Drei Lieder aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell
       Der Fischerknabe
       Der Hirt
       Der Alpenjäger
    FRANZ LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors" ("Élégie Etienne Monnier")
    FRANZ LISZT "Enfant, si j’étais roi"

    5:10-6:00 Panel Discussion
    Alan Walker
    Charles Rosen
    Jeremy Geffen, Moderator

    Tickets: $22

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Consolations, second version
    Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este
    Légend No. 1: St François d’Assise
    Légend No. 2: St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots
    Meine Freuden
    from Chants polonaise (after Chopin)
    Ballade No. 2 in B Minor
    Isolde's Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
    Tarantella from Venezia e Napoli

    Tickets from $34-$99

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Etude No. 9 in A-Flat Major, "Ricordanza"
    Sonata in B Minor
    Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, second version
    Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, première année:Suisse, No. 6
    Venezia e Napoli

    Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP

    Tickets from $49-$153

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

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