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Work: La Lugubre Gondola for piano, S 200 no. 1

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ComposerLiszt, Franz (1811-1886)
Work typeInstrumental
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SiegburgLevel of Difficulty: High

Level of Difficulty: High
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Tomoki Kitamura, Piano

RavelloPaolo Manfredi piano recital

Paolo Manfredi piano recital
Bach, Liszt, Schumann
Paolo Manfredi, Piano

AmsterdamJohn Adams conducts John Adams

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Liszt, Adams
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; John Adams; Víkingur Ólafsson
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Twenty-first century Liszt from Pierre-Laurent Aimard

In around 1822, an eleven-year-old Franz Liszt performed for Beethoven. It’s claimed that Beethoven gave him his blessing and kissed him on the forehead. A lifetime later, in 1885, Liszt wrote La lugubre gondola, a harsh, drastically dissonant piano piece commemorating the death of Wagner.It’s easy to forget how short the nineteenth century was.

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