Premiere Preludes:
Pilgrim from Hungary and Italy

Concert heralding the premiere of Franz Liszt’s Mayerling.


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Franz Liszt pilgrimaged across Europe and this is reflected in his music. He conquered the hearts of the rich and poor with his virtuosy and winning personality. His virtuosy stunned the whole world, althought it was mainly during his periods of reflection, when he gave in to melancholy and the charm of Italian nature and arts, when he composed works of exceptional valour. This Prelude concert features such pieces from his Years of Pilgrimage performed by one of the most talented Polish pianists of the young generation, Piotr Alexewicz. 

The Preludes are short, hour-long concerts cherished by music lovers and opera enthusiasts seeking a beautiful music experience and a broader look at works written for the stage. Every event in the series is an opportunity to see the oeuvre of the composers of the operas and ballets shown on our stage from a different perspective and perhaps discover a less known aspect of their art. At times contemplative and at times sometimes playful, they touch the subtle fabric of top-quality chamber music and are an excellent introduction to the new productions of the season.




Franz Liszt, Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage)  

Vallée d’Obermann (Obermann’s Valley) (I)
Églogue (Eclogue) (I)
Les jeux d’eaux a la villa d’este (The Fountains of the Villa d’Este) (III)
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Petrarch’s Sonnet 104) (II)
Après une lecture de Dante (After Reading Dante) (II) 

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