Reminiscence: Liszt and Love

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Pulling the art song genre back into focus for modern audiences, The Parlour is an ensemble made up of singers with a mutual love of sung-storytelling and a passion for dynamic, hybrid performance.

Exploring not just the sound of song but the personal stories that lay behind the lyrics, The Parlour and their guests shine a light on those figures often hidden in the shadows of a composer’s inner world.

Reminiscence: Liszt and Love is primarily narrated by Lina Ramann, Liszt’s only official biographer, who in the 1880s is wrestling with her desire to present the truth against the constant censoring and editing of Princess Caroline and Liszt himself. This is the backdrop to a selection of Liszt’s songs and piano solo compositions.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The Parlour


Franz Liszt
Weimars Toten, S.303
Und wir dachten der Toten, S.338
Oh! quand je dors, S.282
S’il est un charmant Gazon, S.284
Die Lorelei, S.273
3 Sonetti del Petrarca, S.270
Morgens steh ich auf und frage, S.290
Du bist wie eine Blume, S.287
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, S.306
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in D minor/G, S621/2
Hungarian Rhapsody No.3 in D, S621/3