Daniel Barenboim: Liszt Recital from La Scala
Performance date: 30/10/2007
Daniel Barenboim and Franz Liszt have a great deal in common: both travelled – or travel – the world of classical music pursuing careers as both pianists and conductors with incomparably broad musical and intellectual horizons. In this concert from 2007, Barenboim pays tribute to Liszt at La Scala in Milan, where the great Argentinian-born musician was principal guest conductor from 2005 and music director from 2011, with works inspired by the Hungarian composer's Italian experiences. Pieces from the Années de Pelerinage are followed by virtuoso fantasies Liszt composed on themes from Verdi's Aida, Il Trovatore and Rigoletto. What better place for these immortal melodies than Italy's most famous opera house?
- Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances; Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival, Ouverture; Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain; Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim