Friday, March 11, 2011

Top of the World, Ma

When Franz Liszt started his Opus 1 of 48 etudes he was following in the tradition of Bach and his teacher Karl Czerny, when he revised the 12 etudes in 1838 he was considered the greatest pianist alive and he peppered the works with extra notes and difficulties. Years later, retired from concert life, the works were revised again, tightened up and to help inspire those struggling to learn the works, some helpful titles.

On the piano this Sunday Randy Anderson compares the three different versions of Liszt's Transcendental Etudes 9 through 12 and if there is enough time a listen to some of the composer's Concert Etudes.

Hear the Virtuosic Liszt on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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