Travel the globe with pianist and UC San Diego Professor Emeritus Cecil Lytle for an in-depth look at the music and long and prolific life of the world's first international musician, Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
I don't speak Italian-yet-. ( Though I'll wager visiting Lake La Guarda in the Italian Alps on my way to Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich in 2015 will motive me to learn in 10 days how to carry on a simple conversation. I like any type of piano music. If I'm not mistaken, piano is the Italian term for soft. The use of a hammer to resonate the strings of a Harp, synonomous with the celestial, is wunderbar. All kinds of consonant music. and too, the Oriental dissonant scale of music are favorites of mine. But piano ranks way up there with the kind of stringed music that Archangelo Corellim Rossini, Vivaldi are known for. I'm a fan of George Winston, the pianist, but I've never focused on the piano arrangements of Liszt. I do like all instumental music such as jazz & classical though. I'll have to give him a listen. Thanks, V.