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Friedheim Memorial Lecture/Recital Series: Opera at the Piano, Liszt’s Transcriptions from Wagner

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2013 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner, the most important composer of German opera in the nineteenth century. Then, as now, full productions of Wagner's stage works are rare outside the largest opera houses; his music reached a far wider audience through transcriptions for piano played by touring virtuosos, particularly those by his close friend (and father-in-law) Franz Liszt. Join speaker Paul Schleuse and pianist Michael Salmirs as they explore the musical and personal links between these two composers, and will feature Liszt's transcriptions of some of Wagner's best-known music from Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, and Der Ring des Nibelungen. The lecture and recital will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Casadesus Recital Hall (Fine Arts 117).

Prof. Philip Friedheim (1930 – 1986) began the series over thirty years ago to educate the University students, faculty and the local community on famous compositions and explain their history and relevance.

Tickets for the lecture and recital are $5 for the general public and free for students. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call (607) 777-2592, visit us at or become a fan on Facebook. This concert is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department.
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