Friday, November 19, 2010

Boys will be boys

When you ponder other times and places, it is easy to imagine things being more serious and simple than in reality. When I think of the master classes Liszt gave in Weimar; earnest and serious would be my impression of the atmosphere so it was quite a shock to see photographs in the new CD release on Pierian of "Liszt Students play Liszt" where the students are horsing around.
Building a human pyramid and smoking their cheroots, these boys are not philosophers in angst, but students having the time of their lives. Luckily for us some 20 years later when the Welte Mignon recording piano came about Liszt's former students lined up to record the music of their beloved teacher.

On the piano this Sunday more from the Kenneth Caswell collection as "Liszt's students play Liszt". Hear them this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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