Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2016-2017

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 at 11 AM

Photo: David Pylar (credit: Alison Lowell)Photo credit: Alison Lowell

Coolidge Auditorium

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(registration available 01/06/2016, beginning at 10 AM)

David H. Plylar, PhD, Music Division

The Library of Congress holds significant manuscript materials for one of Liszt’s most important piano cycles: the third and final book of the Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage). We will take a close look at some of Liszt’s earlier ideas and listen to alternative thoughts, exploring the creative process that yielded these visionary late works. The Library acquired one of these manuscripts in 2016 (Den Cypressen der Villa d’Este), so this will mark its first public appearance at the Library. Featured pieces include:

Années de pèlerinage, Troisiéme Année:

  1. Angélus! Prière aux anges gardiens
  2. Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este I: Thrénodie
  3. Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este II: Thrénodie
  4. Sunt lacrymae rerum

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