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Franz Liszt: Titan of the keyboard

How Franz Liszt Has Revolutionized Piano and Classical Music

In this lecture Elizabeth Handley explores the multifaceted life and work of a brilliantly gifted musician. From child prodigy to travelling virtuoso, this charismatic Hungarian astounded audiences and inspired pianists with his keyboard wizardry. Liszt marked the apex of Romanticism in music – a period fraught with political and artistic revolution. He was extremely prolific, composing in every genre of his day as well as inventing new forms. Anticipating ‘contemporary’ trends in the early twentieth century, he exerted a powerful influence on the next generation of composers.

Date: Tuesday 16 February

Time:17.30 to 19.30

Fee: R150