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Nov 21

A 21st Century View on Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Italie

Arts 1901 Arts Club

  • 21st Nov 2019
  • 19.30 -
  • 1901 Arts Club
  • Tickets: £20, Concessions £10

Event Details

Jakob Fichert - piano

The second part of JAKOB FICHERT's project focussing on the first two volumes of Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage).

Jakob Fichert has commissioned three composers of highly differing styles and approaches to write commentaries on this masterpiece.
Deuxième Année, Italie, a cycle, which can be divided into three sections, is at the heart of this event. The first of these sections consisting of three pieces is mainly inspired by the fine arts. Sposalizio and Il Penseroso are a response to art works by Raphael and Michelangelo, and Canzonetta del Salvatore Rosa is based on a poem by Giovanni Bononcini, which was originally attributed to Salvator Rosa, a 17th century painter and writer of satirical poetry. The second section is composed of the three Petrarca Sonnets, an elegiac journey of love and desire. Sonnet 47, a poetic declaration of love is followed by Sonnet 104, which communicates emotional struggle and the feeling of being torn apart. The final Sonnet 123 is filled with transcendental beauty and otherworldliness. The monumental Apres une lecture de Dante (After Reading Dante): Sonata quasi Fantasia, more popularly known as the Dante Sonata, constitutes the final part of this cycle. Inspired by a poem of the same title by Victor Hugo, Liszt’s music programmatically describes the various stages in Dante’s Divine Comedy, from the wailing of the lost souls in hell to the joy of those in heaven.

Desmond Clarke Liszt Fields I: Anima Mundi, 2018
Liszt Sposalizio
Clarke Liszt Fields II: World Without End, 2018
Liszt Il Penseroso
Clarke Liszt Fields III: Arabesque (Aria), 2018
Liszt Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa

Liszt Tre Sonetti del Petrarca
1) Sonetto 47
2) Sonetto 104
3) Sonetto 123
Frederick Viner Sonetto, 2019

Robert Fokkens Précis: On Hearing a Work by Liszt, 2019
Liszt Après une lecture de Dante: Sonata quasi una fantasia


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