The Lost Chord: February 6 - Grand Opera to Hand Opera
Before the phonograph, it was common practice to arrange works from stage and concert hall for the piano, so that the music could be disseminated and enjoyed in the home. A figure like Franz Liszt went above and beyond, bringing to the original material a whole other level of artistry. However, his arrangements would have been too difficult for amateur consumption. The nimble fingers of four virtuoso pianists tickle the ear with Liszt’s operatic paraphrases on music from Pacini’s “Niobe,” Wagner’s “Das Rheingold,” Handel’s “Almira,” and Meyerbeer’s “The Huguenots,” this Sunday at 10 pm.