Sounds and sweet airs…Beethoven might or might not have said that his Piano Sonata Op.31 No.2 was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but Liszt was unambiguous. And from the devilish delights of the Mephisto Waltz to a heaven-storming homage to Dante, it’s all about the imagination: a thrilling return for the “power, poetry and formidable technique” of the young Hungarian pianist Daniel Lebhardt.
Free tea, coffee, sherry and squash will be served after the concert which will finish at approximately 3pm. There will be no interval.
Liszt Mephisto-Walzer No.2, S.515
Beethoven Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 ‘Tempest’
Liszt Bagatelle sans tonalité
Liszt Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata, S161/7