Friday, December 9, 2011

Better than Aunt Tillie's slides of Hawaii

It's natural to bring back knick-knacks and souvenirs from our travels but recording these new impressions into music that would last for centuries was an unheard of concept when Franz Liszt started composing his different versions of his musical impressions of Switzerland in the 1830's.

This was a great period for the composer, through massive amounts of talent and hard work Liszt was becoming a creature of his own invention and the freshness and audacity of his new approach to piano music shows in his Années de pèlerinage: Suisse.

Follow the creative path Liszt forged in this groundbreaking work on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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