The Visions of Franz Liszt

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The Visions of Franz Liszt      

Under this title, three recordings will be released in 2011. Volume 1 "The Darkness"  wants to focus on the many dark and gloomy sides of his personality. Not that he lived under dark circumstances, far from that, he enjoyed all the once-in-a-lifetime experiences life offered to him generously.

As a  child Franz Liszt was not endowed with strong health. Days spent in bed,awake, are good premises for developing thoughts, often enhanced by literature. Often, profound reflections on life and  death give way to religious feelings..

Todtentanz, Dante Sonate, Funerailles, Elegie nr. 2, Unstern en "dem Andenken Petöfis" are the pieces I chose to express Franz Liszt's gloom and apocalyptic visions, but, as the pieces unfold,  also bring out hope for life. 

Volume 2 of the Visions of Franz Liszt will be named "The Brightness", for obvious reasons. After the darkness, who would not  love the bright side of life ? It is released by June 2011.

Volume 3 is a green one, "The Nature",  released by November 2011.

Volume 4 is a red one,"The Passionate", released by November 2011.