Liszt Day

I’m a bit late adding this entry, but hopefully Mr Liszt will forgive my tardiness. As you all know, last Saturday, 22nd October, was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt, and we marked the occasion with a Liszt Day. Despite what I’m sure were reservations by some members about devoting an entire session to music by Liszt, it was all a great success, with the musical choices nicely varied (chamber, concerto, choral, instrumental, song).

Since this, to the best of my knowledge and memory, was the first time that one of our composer days actually fell on the anniversary, we also had a bit of a special celebration in the form of a birthday cake, specially ordered for the occasion with a suitable message in honour of the man himself.

Of course, just because Liszt day has now been and gone, that doesn’t mean that we can’t listen to any more of his music this year. There’s still lots more out there, both familiar and unfamiliar, so bring it on!

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