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Leslie Howard

BY Monash Academy of Performing Arts | 16-Mar-2017
Leslie Howard is responsible for one of the most staggering achievements in classical music: recording the complete solo piano works of Franz Liszt.

Leslie Howard

Presented by Monash Academy of Performing Arts

FRANZ LISZT

Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1833/4), S154
Großes Konzertsolo (1850), S176
Scherzo und Marsch (1851), S177 Variationen über das Motif von J. S. Bach: ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’ (1862), S180
Aïda di Giuseppe Verdi – Danza sacra e duetto finale (1879), S436
Mephisto Waltz No 2 (1881), S515

Leslie Howard is responsible for one of the most staggering achievements in classical music: recording the complete solo piano works of Franz Liszt. The finished product of nine years of effort is 99 CDs containing 7,255 minutes of formidably virtuosic work. Howard’s recordings and live performances reveal the multifaceted genius of Liszt – one of the first musicians to give public recitals, a ‘rock star’ performer, and a restless innovator, pushing the boundaries of his instrument and music.

Intimately familiar with Liszt’s music and completely up to the challenge of these most technically difficult pieces, Howard guides us through some discoveries and delights. In the process he’ll reveal a complex character – refined and bold and as much a poet as a daredevil – as well as his own skills as a virtuoso pianist and interpreter of the highest calibre.

‘Howard’s was a performance of stunning intensity, as might be expected from the undisputed master of this repertoire.’ Adelaide Advertiser

Ticket Prices
Standard: $25.00
Senior/Pensioner: $20.00
Student/Children u 15: $15.00
Monash Staff: $20.00
Monash Student: $15.00

You can book your Monash Staff or Monash Student tickets by calling the MAPA Box Office on 9905 1111 or visit us at the Robert Blackwood Hall during business hours. Please have your staff or student card ready.

Running Time
Approximately one hour and twenty minutes including a twenty minute interval.