Snooze Button #675 06 Jan 2010
Piano Wedneesday! All Liszt! “Hymne du Matin” to begin, illustrating the composer’s religious side; “Valse-Impromptu” - Liszt the charmer; “Patineurs” - a scherzo based on an ice-skating scene from Meyerbeer’s opera “Le Prophete” shows Liszt’s skill and originality as a transcriber; to finish, the lively gypsy rhythms of Hungarian Rhapsody #8. Today’s show is dedicated to the memory of my friend John Parker.