Liszt at his best - Louis Lortie - World Pianists

Liszt at his best - Louis Lortie - World Pianists

Wereldpianisten '22/'23

Dit concert is al geweest. Bekijk hieronder de serie Wereldpianisten '22/'23:

Wereldpianisten '21/'22

Dit concert is al geweest. Bekijk hieronder de serie Wereldpianisten '21/'22:

Some of the program:

Liszt - Vallée d'Obermann

Liszt - Les cloches de Genève

Liszt - Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata


The Pilgrim Years of Franz Liszt

The Chapel of Willem Tell', 'At the lake of Wallenstadt', 'The Valley of Obermann'. They could just be descriptions from any holiday photo book. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Franz Liszt wrote his musical memories of an impressive trip to Switzerland under these titles. For Liszt there was just a lot more to the notes than a musical holiday snapshot. He talks about it himself: "I've tried to reflect some of my strongest emotions and most vivid impressions in this music"


Louis Lortie on the Pilgrim Years of Franz Liszt:
"It's a complex piece, sometimes even downright strange and unpredictable. There are extremely virtuoso pieces among them, but also almost 'superficial' ones. Especially the 'Third Book' is special, because Liszt does musical things there that were very unusual for that time. You could say that Liszt wrote before the next century."
(Read the interview with Louis Lortie.)

Louis Lortie

Canadian pianist Louis Lortie knows what to do with Liszt's pianistic sound fabrics. In his almost 35-year career as a pianist, Liszt's 'Années de pèlerinage' form the heart of Lortie's repertoire. Lorties international career began in 1984 when he won First Prize at the prestigious Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. He was also one of the prize winners at the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition. His phenomenal piano playing brought him to all major international stages from Japan to the United States and from Hong Kong to Great Britain. The London Times describes Louis Lortie's playing as a unique combination of spontaneity and meditative maturity, which only great pianists have.


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Saturday 6 April 2019, 20:00

Travel with Franz Liszt to the picturesque Swiss Alps. Liszt recorded his many travel impressions in the impressive series of piano pieces 'Années de pèlerinage' (Pilgrim Years). A better guide in this music than pianist Louis Lortie is hardly conceivable. New Yorker Magazine rated Lortie's CD recording of Liszt's masterpiece as "best recording of 2012". NRC Handelsblad goes even further: "Louis Lortie is a master pianist pur sang in the best romantic tradition"

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 6 April 2019, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

Directions: Car Public transportation