Beautiful Paradox

‘ Liszt and Chopin try to capture the depth of feeling that music gives us‘

Chopin said: ‘I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them. It is exactly this beautiful paradox that speaks to my imagination.’ Whereas Liszt, said: ‘Sorrowful and great is the artist’s destiny’. Again the same paradox. These similar point of views are clearly there in the music of Chopin and Liszt. I feel that storytelling, poetry and spirituality come together. Their music is endlessly mysterious and appeals to me greatly.

F.Chopin:

  • Nocturne Op.9 No.1
  • Nocturne Op.48 No.1
  • Impromptu No.3 Op.51
  • Ballade No.4 Op.52

——intermission——

F.Liszt:

  • From Anées de Pélerinage Suisse: Les Cloches de Genève
  • Liebestraum No.3
  • Schubert/Liszt: Gretchen am Spinnrade and Der Doppelgänger
  • From Harmonies poetiques et religieuses: Funérailles
  • Etude d’execution transcendante No.10 en No.12 ‘Chasse Neige