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Franz Liszt: Emblem of Romanticism, Keyboard Superman

May 10, 1:30 PM

Franz Liszt is brought to life through live performance of some of his greatest piano works. Liszt (October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886) was an archetypal Romantic in music and in life. Achievements, each of which would perpetuate the memory of a lesser man, surround him with a blazing halo: dazzling pianism, unequalled to this day; a voluminous body of compositions; finely wrought piano transcriptions of other composers' music, including Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz and Wagner; an illustrious conducting career; a generous nature that gave devoted teaching to many a distinguished pianist without fee; a sexual radiance that made women swoon and men jealous. Glamorized - indeed, lionized - during his lifetime, undervalued for a century after his death, he seems at last sufficiently remote, though still very much among us, for us to see him as he really was: a presence truly awesome.

JCC of Mid-Westchester

999 Wilmot Rd
Scarsdale, NY  10583-6834

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Phyllis Kelly
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This lecture is a part of the Speakers in the Humanities program.