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Feast of Romantics

Feast of Romantics

2017 November 23, Thursday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Feast of Romantics

FRANZ SCHUBERT–FERENC LISZT – Auf dem Wasser zu singen
ROBERT SCHUMANN–FERENC LISZT – Frühlingsnacht; Widmung
FRANZ SCHUBERT – Wandererfantasie in C major, Op. 15, D. 760
RICHARD WAGNER–FERENC LISZT – Feierlicher Marsch zum heiligen Gral from the opera Parsifal
FERENC LISZT – Sonetto 123 del Petrarca No. 123 from the cycle Années de pèlerinage. Deuxième année: Italie
GIUSEPPE VERDI–FERENC LISZT – Paraphrase Miserere from the opera Il trovatore
FERENC LISZT – Venezia e Napoli, S. 159

The guest of the 5th Vilnius Piano Festival – pianist Bertrand Chamayou, a winner of the prestigious Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition – has performed in venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, etc., appeared at major festivals including the Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Rotterdam Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, etc., collaborated with major symphony orchestras led by Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons among other masters of the baton. His recordings of works by César Franck, Ferenc Liszt and Felix Mendelssohn garnered various prizes. In 2011, he received Victoire de la Musique Classique award as France’s best instrumental soloist of the year. In his recital in Vilnius the pianist offers an extremely virtuoso and complex romantic music programme set up from original opuses and Liszt’s enchanting transcriptions. The entire programme as a tempestuous feast of romantic masterpieces is united by one concept: Liszt brilliantly transfers songs and opera fragments by diverse composers into a piano realm, for being one of the foremost instruments of the past centuries it is capable of expressing the deepest and most dramatic emotions. Transcription is the wondrous phenomenon allowing the creators to become true wanderers (the festival’s theme – Wanderers) sharing values, artistic ideas and communicating the beauty of music. Like a golden thread spreading over the entire festival this theme builds a bridge uniting Schubert-Liszt Wanderer Fantasy for piano and orchestra (the Lithuanian premiere of this version) presented at the opening concert and Schubert’s original Wanderer Fantasy (Wandererfantasie, D. 760) performed by Chamayou. 


Concert partner – Institut Français de Lituanie

Ticket prices
7, 10, 15, 20 Eur

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Address: Aušros vartų st. 5, LT-01304 Vilnius, Lietuva
Contact: tel. +370 5 266 52 10, fax. +370 5 266 52 66

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