Forgotten Liszt

Event Date: 

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 3:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Hahn Hall
  • Music Academy of the West

Event Price: 

$20 General/$10 Students

Event Contact: 

Elizabeth Cutright,

Marketing and Communications Manager

UCSB Music Department


On Sunday, October 5th 2014 in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, internationally acclaimed musicians Benjamin Brecher (tenor) and Robert Koenig (pianist) collaborate to perform previously unheard songs by Franz Liszt in a program titled “Forgotten Liszt.”  These talented UCSB faculty members introduce audiences to rare first editions of Liszt’s songs, composed at the beginning of his career. 

Thanks to the research of Dr. Michael Vitalino (UCSB graduate and professor at SUNY Potsdam) these pieces are available to be heard for the first time in over 150 years. Dr. Vitalino will present a pre-concert lecture at 2:30pm to discuss the importance of these lost works and their upcoming CD release.  The concert will begin at 3:00pm and will feature a wide variety of works in Italian, French, and German; showcasing Liszt’s remarkable ability to compose in a wide range of national styles.  Notable works on the program include two previously unknown versions of "Die Loreley," the recently discovered posthumous song "Wenn die letzten Sterne bleichen," and a rare first edition of "Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher."  The concert will conclude with the gorgeous melodies and high-flying passages of the "Petrarch Sonnets."  The proceeds of this event will launch the UCSB Voice Area’s “Bel Canto Fund,” founded to support student scholarships and the UCSB Opera Theater.

Presented in association with the Music Academy of the West.

Event Details:

October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm
Hahn Hall
Music Academy of the West
$20 General/$10 Students