FRANZ SCHUBERT–FERENC LISZT

Wanderer fantasy for piano and orchestra

The opening concert of the festival presents Mūza Rubackytė, the Lithuanian piano Maestra, and Renato Balsadonna, an Italian Maestro of the baton and conductor at the Royal Opera House in London.

The program Salutary Love features three romantic masterpieces narrating about one of the noblest feelings. Wagner’s monumental overture to the opera Tannhäuser, which Liszt named program symphony, speaks about the eternal dilemma of earthly and heavenly (salutary) love. While in his program symphony French composer Berlioz transforms this theme into a dangerous and all-round destructing love of an artist. Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy enraptured Hungarian composer Liszt to such a degree that he arranged it for piano and orchestra. This music conveys the perpetual quest and destiny of a wanderer, while love here is embodied in yearning and peace, an aspiration to stop, rest and return to a remote native land. Receiving its Lithuania premiere this version of Schubert’s opus is reminiscent of a piano concerto.

PUBLISHED:  2017-11-11

ORCHESTRA:  LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CONDUCTOR:  RENATO BALSADONA

PIANIST:  MŪZA RUBACKYTĖ