Jeremy Siepmann: The Life and Works of Liszt (unabridged)

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Jeremy Siepmann: The Life and Works of Liszt (unabridged)

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28th Feb 2011




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Jeremy Siepmann: The Life and Works of Liszt (unabridged)

Read by Jeremy Siepmann, with Neville Jason

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The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors’ readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man.

Jeremy Siepmann: The Life and Works of Liszt

Childhood and Youth

La Campanella

Enter the Countess Marie d'Agoult

Au Lac du Wallenstadt

Rivalry with Thalberg

Schubert, arr. Liszt: Die Forelle (The Trout)

Travels in Italy - Dante Sonata

Patriot and Hero: Liszt returns to Hungary

Transcendental Etude No. 2 in A minor 'Fusees'

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D major, 'Pesther Carneval'

The End of the Affair: break-up with Marie

Consolation No. 3 in D flat, 'Lento placido'

Lisztomania - Transcendental Study No. 8 in C minor, 'Wilde Jagd'

The Virtuoso Retires

Berlioz, arr. Liszt: Un bal (Symphonie fantastique)

Weimar and the Princess - Symphonic poem: Prometheus

Liszt and Wagner - Sonata in B minor

Exit from Weimar - Symphonic poem: From the Cradle to the Grave

The Abbe Liszt

Ave Maria

The Final Period

Unstern! Sinistre, disastro

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