Video/Interview with Mûza Rubackyté
Years of pilgrimage by Franz Liszt
Alongside the Ring cycle, on June 4th at the Bastille Amphitheatre pianist Mûza Rubackyté proposes an extraordinary programme: the three Years of Pilgrimage by Franz Liszt – the composer who had such an influence on Wagner – performed in the space of a single day. In this bicentenary year of the composer's birth, she explains why we should celebrate Liszt and introduces us to this grandiose fresco of 19th century music and literature.
She will be accompanied by Eric Génovèse, a member of the Comédie-Française and all-round artist, actor, theatre and opera stage director (he has just produced a highly-acclaimed Anna Bolena at the Vienna Opera), who will intersperse this recital with texts by Franz Liszt, Marie d’Agoult, Etienne de Senancour, Gérard de Nerval, André Suarès, George Sand and Charles Baudelaire to give this journey a profoundly philosophical dimension.