Friday, January 30, 2009

Protean Music

Some pieces of music are so packed with possibilities that they can change the course of the musical arts. Franz Schubert wrote a two-fisted Fantasie in C major for a well off pianist that was a pupil of Hummel. Schubert may have been thinking of a rich remuneration when composing the Wanderer Fantasie but the riches lay in the melodic transformations in this inspired music. A young Franz Liszt was studying in Vienna at the time, just down the street in fact, and while he never met Schubert face to face he learned many lessons from the "Wanderer".

Find out some of the ways this protean work changed music on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KSTX.

host Randy Anderson

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