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Florian Mitrea – Piano Focus 1: Franz Liszt – Life, Music, and Franciscan Faith
May 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pmFree (with a retiring collection)
Most popular ideas about Franz Liszt’s character are
wrong: far from being a vain ‘celebrity’, he was inspired
from childhood by a profound Christian faith, and his lifelong
connection with the Franciscans led him in mid-life to
join their Third Order; later he received minor orders in
the Catholic Church. Much of his work was liturgical or
overtly Christian, but all his work reveals his intense and
life-affirming spirituality. This event blends live
performances of works by Liszt for solo piano (including
the B minor sonata in full) with an introduction to
Franciscan spirituality and the life and faith of one of the
nineteenth century’s most important composers. Words,
music and pictures combine to open up a fresh perspective
on this fascinating man and his work.
Home-made cakes and cream teas available before & after every concert, in the Parish Rooms.