Louis Lortie

Oct 8

3:00 PM


Sunday, October 8, 2017

A renowned champion of the vibrant works of Franz Liszt, Louis Lortie opens the 2017/18 Symphony Center Piano season with the first two suites from the composer's Années de pèlerinage. Drawing heavily on the influence of Romantic art and literature, as well as nature, these are some of Liszt's finest and most quintessential compositions. "Lortie's credentials for taking on this greatest of musical pilgrimages are self-evident from the start…delivered with epic sweep and grandeur, wonderfully shimmering tremolos, and a huge tonal range" (BBC Music Magazine).


Liszt Années de pèlerinage, First Year, Switzerland
Liszt Années de pèlerinage, Second Year, Italy