Friday, June 4, 2010

From a little acorn, a mighty oak grows...

Franz Schubert probably had no idea that a Piano Fantasie he composed for a pupil of Hummel would change the musical world but his "Wanderer Fantasie" did. Influencing Franz Liszt, who not only played this music and made it popular, but delved into this work and saw possibilities that Schubert never imagined. Liszt took to heart Schubert's intuitive genius, codified it and found a romantic work around to the aging Sonata form that had been the bread and butter of composers since the 17th century. This infuriated the conservatives and started a turf battle that lasted some 70 years.

Find out about the "Wonder of the Wanderer" on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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