The Liszt Festival

12.10.2019 - 05.01.2020

On the notes of European Romanticism the story in music and theater of the historical and artistic heritage of Lazio.

Experience the beauties of Italy and the Castelli Romani, rediscover less massified glimpses, traveling on the notes of the great European Romanticism that in our country found life-blood, in the company of the great levers of the national and international classic: this is the goal of the Liszt Festival , which from 12 October 2019 to 5 January 2020 returns to the frescoed and nineteenth-century halls of Pavel Savelli of Albano Laziale (RM) for the 33rd edition.

A virtuous meeting between our country and Mitteleuropa to pay homage once again, at a distance of 140 years from its canonization, to the greatest romantic pianist that the continent has had, Franz Liszt. Significant his creative and human work in the Roman years of the 800 that led him to be awarded the title of Honorary Canon of the Cathedral of Albano in 1879. Following the works of the great musicians who recounted the beauty of the beautiful country through the seven notes, inspired by those landscapes and atmospheres to which the entire nineteenth-century romantic production owes much, the Liszt Festival of Albano, for 2019 it is confirmed increasingly multidisciplinary, with a proposal that combines music, literature, poetry, theater, research. A festival that has received significant recognition in the Italian cultural context and for some years even in Europe.

To celebrate the 33rd edition, on October 12, 2019, the Liszt Festival opens with the inauguration ceremony of the marble plaque at Palazzo Lercari dedicated to Liszt. An initiative that the artistic director Maurizio D’Alessandro had in mind for some time “in order to give the right memory to the place where Liszt has stayed several times and where he played”. An idea that was immediately re-conceived by the bishop of Albano Mons. Marcello Semeraro and supported by the Hungarian Academy in Rome through its director prof. István Puskas. An opportunity to visit the Diocletian Museum inside the Palace and then attend the concert by the pianist Orazio Sciorti-no with paraphrases by Franz Liszt da Opere and the suggestive symphonic poem Les Preludes.

On October 20, with a concert entitled La meglio gioventù, it will be the turn of young musicians of remarkable talent such as the people of Il Trio Incendio with a program on Dvorak and the Quin-tetto Eusebius formed by musicians from different Italian regions, expression of the Courses of High Musical Perfection of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia for the class of Maestro Carlo Fabiano who will perform a program centered on Clara and Robert Schumann.

On November 17th it will be the turn of a great soloist, the Argentine pianist Daniel Rivera with a program dedicated to Liszt and Chopin, while on November 24th there will be the opportunity to listen to the Philharmonia Chamber Players, a string quartet formed by musicians of what is considered one of the ten best orchestras in the world which is the Philharmonia Orchestra of London; the program will focus on the famous Quartet n. 12 “American” by Dvorak and on the Quintet op. 34 for Weber clarinet and strings with clarinetist Maurizio D’Alessandro.

On December 15, on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the greatest pianist of the 19th century, Clara Schumann returned by popular demand the theatrical-musical pièce Mia dolcissima Clara directed by Giacomo Zito, star of the show with Chiara Di Stefano and Giordano Bonini with the Soloists of the FLA (Liszt Albano Festival). The virtuoso pianist Vincenzo Maltempo will be the protagonist of the closing concert on January 5th 2020 with a focus on Beethoven for the 250th anniversary of his birth.

Not only music: on the theme Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann: love and art between chance and necessity a meeting will be held on October 18 at the Vespignani building of the Civic Museum curated by the Maestro and Artistic Director Maurizio D’Alessandro, while on November 30th will be presented in the first national the book Franz Liszt in the Roman years and in the Albano dell’800 Florestano editions
the Festival is conceived and organized by the Ass. Friends of Music Cesare De Sanctis with the contribution of the Municipality of Albano Laziale.

All the concerts will take place in Albano, at the Sala Nobile of Palazzo Savelli (Piazza Costituente, 1, at 6.00 pm. Single admission ticket 10 euros. Info and presale 069364605.

Location: Sala Nobile di Palazzo Savelli, Piazza della Costituente, 1, Albano Laziale, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Date: October 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Cost: 10 Euros


Piazza della Costituente, 1, Albano Laziale, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy


10 EUR

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