Co-hosts José López (South Florida Chapter of the ALS, Florida International University) and Joseph Kingma (Palm Beach Atlantic University) are pleased to announce the next festival of The American Liszt Society. The theme of the Festival is "Liszt and Schubert," commemorating the 200th anniversary of the creation/publication of the "Wanderer" Fantasy, D. 760 (1822-23) and its influence on Liszt's compositional development, especially the use of thematic/rhythmic transformation as a unifying force. Equally central to the Festival is the exploration of Schubert's songs in piano transcriptions and the influence of Schubert's Czech contemporaries on the development of the quintessential short piano piece during the Romantic era.
Highlights will include:
Lecture/presentations by Jay Rosenblatt ("Wanderer" Fantasy); Mark DeZwaan (Liszt's editions of Schubert's piano works); Ben and Elizabeth Arnold (Goethe settings by Schubert and Liszt); and Alan Walker (Liszt and the Schubert song transcriptions)
Works for 4-hands by Schubert, Czerny, Dvořák, and Smetana
A session on 19th - 20th century Czech composers
World Premiere of a piano work composed for the Festival by FIU's Orlando Jacinto García, co-commissioned by the South Florida Chapter and James Madison University's Chapter
Presentations of Schubert lieder and Liszt transcriptions
The complete Die Schöne Müllerin cycle
A session of songs by Afro-Cuban composer José Manuel "Lico" Jiménez (1852-1917) and Peter Gast (1854-1918), Nietzsche's favorite composer
The complete Soirées de Vienne and Années de Pèlerinage Book I ("Suisse")
For a complete schedule as of March 14, 2023, please go to the program booklet below.
For more information concerning fees and other details, please go to 2023 ALS Festival. Please contact Joseph Kingma for information related to registration, accommodation, travel, and José López José López for program information. We look forward to seeing you in May!