A poster Liszt and Virtuosity – An International Symposium featuring a drawing of Liszt with text.

Conference Explores the Genius of Franz Liszt

In the 19th century, Franz Liszt was a “rock star.”  Composer, arranger, transcriber, promoter, author, pianist who drove female audience members into a frenzy—“Lisztomania,” it was called by German poet Heinrich Heine—the artist revolutionized performance with his virtuosity. Generally considered the greatest pianist who ever lived, Liszt is the subject of a three-day event at…

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Eastman Wind Ensemble Explores Artistic Collaboration in Works of Milhaud, Etezady, and Corigliano

Music inspired by visual and literary arts will be performed by the Eastman Wind Ensemble on Friday, Feb. 3. Dancers from the University of Rochester are collaborating with the ensemble to present a multi-sensory experience exploring themes of creation and degeneration. With a program ranging from chamber to symphonic works, the concert underscores the talent,…

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