FRANZ LISZT 200 - plus Howell & de Jager
- Date: Saturday, 16 April 2011 to Sunday, 17 April 2011, 5.00pm
- Venue: Elm Street Hall — 4 Elm Street, North Melbourne, Australia
- Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: $15 | Concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0393 265 424
From the heart of the 19th century, Franz Liszt invented the most public and the most private forms of musical art for the twentieth - the international concert star who also used music as a vehicle of experiment and meditation. His 200th anniversary is the occasion for one of his most radical pieces, VIA CRUCIS - not performed or published until the 1920s. The Fourteen Stations of the Cross are depicted in telling, Matisse-like sketches for keyboards and interpolated voices. In the refurbished surroundings of Astra's former home at Elm Street Hall, Liszt's progressive music is heard alongside two new works from younger Melbourne composers - 6 solo voices in David Howell's Apocalypse, and multiple keyboards early and modern from Peter de Jager.
Performers: Jerzy Kowlowski, bass; Kim Bastin, Peter Dumsday, Joy Lee and Sonya Lifschitz, keyboards; The Astra Choir
Conducted by John McCaughey
Featured non-Australian music: Franz Liszt, VIA CRUCIS - 14 Stations of the Cross(1878)
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