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Archive for October 9, 2013

Verdi in Pictures

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Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813, and lived all the way to 1901. His success as a composer, and cultural icon, as well as a political icon is well documented by photographers, newspaper illustrators and artists of his time.

What did Liszt have to Say About Verdi?

Virtuoso pianist, Valentina Lisitsa

[New Release of the Week] How does a titanic musician like Franz Liszt pay homage to another composer? Through his fingers, naturally. Another formidable pianist, one from our own time has a new CD of Liszt’s music. Yes, WFMT is hitting Verdi hard this week, but this CD is no exception: the music of Verdi thunders forth in this new release by Valentina Lisitsa