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Franz Liszt

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  • Influences: Pianist Lang Lang

     
    Lang Lang will perform a recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall of pieces including Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B-flat, Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat and the 12 etudes by Chopin....
  • Franz Liszt at 200

     
    Mark Swed looks back at the Liszt year....
  • New book says the piano is most important instrument of all

     
    Despite its full title of “A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians – from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between,” the book is intentionally not encyclopedic. Its vignette-like structure...
  • Musical Prints: 1568-1949 at the William Benton Museum in Storrs

    Musical Prints: 1568-1949 at the William Benton Museum in Storrs
    Music lovers: head to the Benton Museum sometime before Oct. 16 for a rare glimpse of 64 images of composers, performers and patrons captured by artists over nearly four centuries, including Paul Lafond's (1847-1918) etching of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901,...
  • Lisztomania at the University of Hartford

    Lisztomania at the University of Hartford
    The Hartt School honors longtime faculty member and Luiz de Moura Castro with three concerts this weekend to help him kick off his 70th birthday. Further reason to celebrate: rock-star pianist-composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886, pictured here in an...
  • No denying Wagner's complexity and divisiveness: L.A. talks again

    No denying Wagner's complexity and divisiveness: L.A. talks again
    Among the copious anecdotes that Leon Botstein likes to relate about Richard Wagner and his ugly anti-Jewish views is an ironic one involving Zionist Movement founder Theodor Herzl. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Wagner and the Ring Festival: An...
  • Live review: Phoenix at the Greek Theatre

     
    The French guitar-pop act Phoenix is a small band that, in the course of doing many little things right, has somehow become a very big one. After the success of the band's fizzy, fantastically named album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" this......
  • The 42 most memorable pop music moments of 2009: Part III

     
    Best reference to Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, and proof that pretension can rock: The Parisian rock band Phoenix turns to its schoolbooks for the opening song on “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” which references the hysteria that greeted Liszt in the...
  • Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein named 2010 Gilmore Artist

     
    One of the most prestigious honors in the classical music field, the Gilmore Artist Award, is handed out every four years to a pianist who has the potential to sustain an international career. Today, it was announced that Russian pianist......
  • Zionism, anti-Semitism, Richard Wagner and ... George Eliot?

     
    What could Richard Wagner, Karl Marx and British novelist George Eliot possibly have had in common relating to issues of what Marx referred to as "the Jewish question"? An attentive reader asked for some elaboration on that point after reading......
  • A music critic's pick: 'Lisztomania' at the Egyptian [updated]

     
    Lady Gaga, be gone. Be gaggéd. Get thee from the spotlight. Make way for "Lisztomania"! Ken Russell's 1975 movie, the one supposedly about the first and greatest pop star (and no middling talent, this Franz Liszt, however many the 19th......
  • Arrivederci, Italy

    After touring, elbowing and overeating your way through a two-week run of Italy, is it possible to end the crazy-fun madness with a few days of peace and sanity before getting back on that darned airplane? There is, if you're in Northern Italy. And the...