Wagner and Liszt: Revisited

‘Wagner and Liszt are overwhelming’

My love for Wagner’s music has been smoldering for many years. I sometimes think it was already there before I even knew his music. His music is overwhelming in so many ways. I want to emphasize the great artistic bond between Wagner and Liszt, and the strong personal bond I have with these two masters. The feeling of transforming throughout a piece of music is something I find unique in the music of Wagner and Liszt. Musical material reinventing itself time after time. In this program I present different pianistic perspectives of Wagner’s music by Godowsky, Hans von Bülow, Wittgenstein and my own transcriptions. The program concludes with Liszt’s piano sonata which is in fact as epic and transformative as Wagner’s grand scale opera’s.

 

Wagner/Godowsky
Scènes from Tannhauser:

  • Venus Hill Music
  • Entrance of the guests in the Wartburg
  • Elisabeths Prayer
  • Pilgrims chorus

Wagner/Boomsma:
Scènes from Parsifal:

  • Kundry
  • Amfortas’ Prayer

Wagner/von Bülow:

  • Quintet from Die Meistersinger

——intermission——

Liszt: 

  • Sonata in b minor