Latest Franz Liszt Stories

2011-07-26 12:25:00

The works of Liszt, Paganini, Mussorgsky, and Strauss are featured on the traditional concert from Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace Gardens NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev leads the third annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night concert to be telecast on Great Performances, Friday, August 19, 2011, at 9:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year's theme revolves around "Virtuoso Pictures," as exemplified by the works of Franz Liszt,...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

THERE are a couple of musical treats coming up at Mugdock Country Park. The popular series of concert nights continues at the Bearsden park on November 28, when the Charlie Kilpatrick Band will present an evening of Scottish music. Then on December 5, Daniel Grimwood will play Franz Liszt. Entertainment starts at 7.45pm, and finishes around 10pm. Buffet supper with wine at the interval is included in the ticket price. For more information, and to book a place at either event, call...

2008-08-27 15:00:48

THOSE who missed some of the most talked about shows of the festival will be able to catch them again on the radio from this week. Today, Radio 3 listeners can relive performances by French clarinetist Paul Meyer and Eric Le Sage, who offered a recital of Brahms' sonatas and Martinu's Sonatina and Lutoslawski's miniature Dance Preludes. The Radio 3 series of programmes launched yesterday with the first Queen's Hall concert for Festival 08 by The Ysae Quartet. On Thursday, Gabriela...

2008-08-17 15:00:18

By NEIL COOPER and MICHAEL TUMELTY Theatre JIDARIYYA, ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE 4/5 NEIL COOPER "ONE day I will become what I want." So begins the defining statement of the man about to enter the hospital ward as he comes to terms with his own mortality in this re-imagining of Mahmoud Darwish's epic lifeand-death poem, itself penned as Darwish recovered from openheart surgery a decade ago. As this fictionalised version of the poet slips into some anaesthetic dreamland, he makes the leap...

2008-08-03 00:00:17

By WORDS BY MICHAEL CHURCH Four more classical stars from China Virtuoso pianist or 'flashy' showman? On Friday, millions of people can decide for themselves as Lang Lang performs at the Olympic opening ceremony Love him - or loathe him? I actually quite like Lang Lang, who, as China's pre-eminent classical pianist, is now flamboyantly girdling the globe. Having interviewed him several times over the past few years, I've watched his metamorphosis from callow youth to debonair...

2008-07-14 15:00:34

By Channing Gray No performer at the Newport Music Festival has been more anticipated than Wai Yin Wong, the 15-year-old Chinese piano prodigy who last year took the gold at the Horowitz Competition in Ukraine. Reports of her considerable talent were circulating at Friday's opening-night concert, and festival director Mark Malkovich, a judge at the Horowitz, called her "astonishing," and predicted she would have a big career. Well, Saturday night at The Breakers, Wong, making her...

2008-07-12 15:00:17

By Channing Gray The Newport Music Festival, the annual chamber music marathon set in the city's lavish mansions, picked one of its own last night to open season number 40. Eduardus Halim, the Indonesian pianist who has appeared at many a festival, was back at The Breakers for an evening of Chopin and Liszt -- a long evening of Liszt. The rail-thin Halim, the last student of piano legend Vladimir Horowitz, spent an hour and 20 minutes making his way though Liszt's Evenings in Vienna, a...

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