Castleton CEO and Artistic Director Dietlinde Turban Maazel, a renowned German actor and opera coach, will be joined by award-winning Russian pianist Ilya Kondratiev for an open masterclass and classical performance Sunday, May 19, at 5 p.m. at Castleton. This Castleton in Performance event will feature transcriptions by Hungarian Romantic composer Franz Liszt. The transcriptions will feature three famous works by Austrian composer Franz Schubert, based on poetry by the great German author Goethe. During the masterclass, Maazel and Kondratiev will examine the fascinating connectivity between the music and the text. Kondratiev’s performance at Castleton will first feature three of Liszt’s Schubert’s transcriptions: Serenade, Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel, andErlkönig. After an intermission, Kondratiev will end the evening with two of Liszt’s own compositions, 3 Sonetti del Petrarca S.161 and Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata S.161. Austrian-born Schubert (1797-1828) bridged the Classical and Romantic musical periods, and his compositions greatly inspired other musicians, including Liszt (1811-1886), who transcribed various works by other composers, taking them from large-scale arrangements to pieces fit for solo works. Presented by the London-based Keyboard Charitable Trust, the Trust’s mission is to help young pianists build a professional musical career.
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