Video: Bruce Brubaker elaborates on the NEC celebration of Liszt.
Franz Liszt's monumental output is a lifelong measuring stick for pianists. This body of work, by the composer/performer who arguably invented the modern conception of the "virtuoso," brought together all of NEC's piano majors, along with Preparatory students, in a series of seven bicentennial concerts, under the direction of NEC piano chair Bruce Brubaker.
2010-10-22 Liszt and the Cross seminar
2010-11-15 Les Preludes, Totentanz
2011-01-30 Liszt Salute
2011-01-31 Elegies for violin + piano
2011-02-04 Lisztomania: Années de pèlerinage
2011-02-07 Les Préludes symphonic poem
2011-02-11 Liszt and improvisation seminar with Dana Gooley
2011-02-11 Lisztomania: transcriptions, arrangements, paraphrases
2011-03-08 Russell Sherman masterclass
2011-03-18 Virginia Eskin on Liszt seminar
2011-04-11 Piano Concerto No. 1
2011-07-09 Piano Institute: Franz Liszt and his circle
For further reference
Interview with Bruce Brubaker and The Arts Fuse about the enduring power of Franz Liszt
The UK Guardian: The Hot Liszt - Wagner borrowed from him, Bartók stole from him – and women kept his cigar butts in their cleavages. As Franz Liszt's 200th anniversary approaches, pianist Stephen Hough pays tribute.
Video: Liszt's piano transcription of the final movement of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, courtesy of Hexameron.
This work was performed in NEC's Jordan Hall on February 11.