Christmas Festival. Solo Concert by Andrejs Osokins
- Dzintari concert hall, small hall
- Turaidas iela 1
Participants: Andrejs Osokins, piano
In the first part of the program, Liszt’s First Mephisto Waltz, Hungarian Rhapsody from 6, Two Liebestraums, or Dreams of Love and virtuoso etudes. In the second part, religious, pastoral and love compositions from the cycle “Years of Wanderings” or “Years of Pilgrimage” will be played.
Pianist Andrejs Osokin’s new concert program is a tribute to composer Franz Liszt – his work, personality and life. Liszt – virtuoso, lover, philosopher, monk, priest, thinker, romantic and tragic hero – these are just some of the facets of his personality that characterize the composer’s complicated life.
Liszt is one of the main composers and virtuosos of 19th century piano music. He was born in Hungary, but the paths of life took Liszt to countless places in Europe – Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and others. Like Liszt’s life, so his work is permeated by the theme of wanderings, which will be one of the cornerstones of this concert program and which is most vividly revealed in one of Liszt’s main works – the cycle “Years of Wanderings”.
The diversity of Liszt’s life resonates very much with our time, when everything in the world is changing rapidly and everyone must be able to adapt to these changes. In his youth, Liszt actively gave concerts and gained immense popularity as a piano virtuoso. Although he was well-loved in society, Liszt stopped performing and devoted himself exclusively to composing. He later became a Catholic priest and lived a very reclusive life. At the end of his life, Liszt was a piano teacher, training a whole generation of pianists, including several Latvian pianists.