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Louis Lortie
Louis Lortie
  • Ciclo Piano Fundação EDP
  • M/6
  • French-Canadian Louis Lortie is considered one of the most versatile pianists in the world, exploring a repertoire that spans several eras. In his debut at Casa da Música, he presents a recital entirely dedicated to the famous transcripts of the Hungarian virtuoso Liszt. Used to disseminate the literature of other composers but also as a way of demonstrating the virtuous resources of the performers, Liszt's transcripts had a major impact on the piano catalogue. Among approximately 400 scores, Beethoven's nine symphonies stand out for being some of the “most demanding pieces ever written”. The programme also includes the transcription of the touching song cycle An die ferne Geliebte, precursor to the great cycles of Schubert and Schumann.