Throughout his life, Franz Liszt burned the candle at both ends. A child prodigy who became the greatest keyboard virtuoso of his time, he was also a prolific composer, whose output ranged from hundreds of piano pieces to symphonies, tone poems, and songs. Pianist Lucy Parham compiled Liszt’s colorful letters and performs some of his most ecstatic piano music to depict his tempestuous relationships with the two most important women in his life.
Includes a piece about the phenomenon of Lisztomania with UCLA Professor Robert Winter.
Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center in December 2008.
Director: Martin Jarvis
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
An L.A. Theatre Works Full-Cast Performance Featuring:
Rosalind Ayres as Marie D’ Agoult/Carolyne Wittgenstein
Martin Jarvis as Franz Liszt
Lucy Parham on Piano
Associate Producers: Jennifer Brooks and Christina Montaño
Recording Engineer/Editor/Mixer: Mark Holden For The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Music Supervisor: Scott Willis