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Franz Liszt: Poet, Prophet and Protector

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 3:00pm | Gore Recital Hall


Virtuoso concert pianist and former UD music faculty member, Leon Bates

Estimated Duration: 120 minutes including a 20-minute intermission

Perhaps best known for his virtuosic piano works, Franz Liszt's reputation as "the world's first rock star" fails to reflect the seriousness of his influence on the course of Western art music. As a leader of the New German School of composers, Liszt left behind a prolific and diverse body of work. He was also a close benefactor, teacher and friend of many of the most prominent composers and musicians of his time, including Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann.

It is with great disappointment that we announce Leon Bates has been forced to cancel this performance due to a major bout with the current flu virus, which has rendered him unable to perform. We wish Mr. Bates a speedy and full recovery and look forward to presenting him at another time in the seasons to come.

At the personal invitation of MP director Xiang Gao, the world renowned Russian piano sensation Asiya Korepanova steps in to take on a challenging program of works by Liszt and his contemporaries to tell the story of Liszt's life, work and influence. Click here to read her bio.

This concert is hosted by Ralph Ferretti, UD professor of education, and conceptualized by Mr. Ferretti and Master Players director Xiang Gao.

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