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Friday, October 21, 2011

Tomorrow marks the 200th birth anniversary of Franz Liszt, composer and virtuoso pianist. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Liszt used his adventurous thinking, as well, to change public performance forever. Here is the next Fishko Files.







The Liszt List

  1. New this year, Freire plays his own selection of Liszt works both gentle and gigantic.
  2. An impressive, remastered Liszt assortment by Bolet from 1972-3 (unearthed from the vaults!).
  3. Liszt played by Hamelin, one of the most dazzling and thoughtful pianists alive.
  4. Liszt for piano and orchestra, with the late, great Richter at the keyboard.
  5. For total immersion: The Complete Liszt Piano Music performed by pianist Leslie Howard (99 discs!).


Executive Producer: Sara Fishko

Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko

Comments [1]

Rob Henke

Ms. Fishko,
Speaking as a musician who has frequently seen some of New York City's finest musicians be told that they are to use the back entrances and walk by the garbage when going to play upscale private affairs (some after returning from high profile international tours), I can assure you that Mr. Franz Liszt has done very little to end the (very common) practice of musicians being treated like servants.
Rob Henke
(Trumpet Player)

Oct. 21 2011 08:01 PM

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