Sofya Gulyak, First Prize Winner at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, visits us for the first time, with a lovely programme revolving around Wagner and the transcriptions of his friend and fellow composer, Franz Liszt. Liszt was a pioneer, transcribing the works of many composers, taking them to audiences that might never have heard the original opera or song. There is original Liszt and Schubert too, with the great Wanderer Fantasy, and a rare chance to hear two miniatures for piano by Wagner, two Album Leaves.
Bach arr. Busoni Chaconne
Schubert trs. Liszt Der Wanderer
Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 “Wanderer”
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet 104; Chasse-neige
Wagner trs. Liszt Festspiel und Brautlied from ‘Lohengrin’
Wagner Albumblatt in C; Albumblatt (Lied ohne Worte)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1