October 23, 2011, “Spiritual Visions” Bruce Vogt

Bruce Vogt (piano)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a performing artist – the most celebrated of the 19th century. He was also one of that century’s  greatest and most original composers. But he was also a deeply spiritual man who in later life took minor orders and became known as Abbe Liszt. In this second bicentenary concert, virtuoso pianist Bruce Vogt showcased the generous, humanitarian and visionary aspects of Liszt’s life and music, proving the monumental place Liszt held in 19th-century and all future music.

  October 23, 2011 Concert Program

i. Early Mysticism
Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1834)

ii. Nature as Healer
1.  from Deux Légendes (c.1863)
St. Francis d’Assise. La Prédication aux oiseaux
2. from Années de Pèlerinage, Troisième Année  (c. 1877)
i.  Aux Cyprès de la Villa d’Este No 1: Thrénodie
ii. Les Jeux d’Eaux à la Villa d’Este

  INTERMISSION

 iii. Darker Visions of Eternity
1. Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort (1883)
2. Resignazione (c. 1877)
3. Impromptu (1872)
4. from Années de Pèlerinage, Troisième Année
Sursum Corda

  iv. Transcendental Vision
from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1847-52)
Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude

 

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