Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fantasia on Themes from the Ruins of Athens

On 4th March 1874, Franz Liszt delivered a stirring performance of his `Fantasia on Themes from Ruins of Athens' by Beethoven. S.122. This was a charity concert in Budapest and there were more than two thousand people present. The result was a pandemonium.The technical master of Liszt on the pianoforte astonished all who heard it.

This is a spectacular performance by Michel Beroff with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig conducted by Kurt Masur.

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