Franz Liszt began composing his rhapsodies 180 years ago in 1839. He intended the rhapsodies to be adaptations of 'ancient Hungarian music', which he had come to know through the playing of Gypsy musicians. It is said of Liszt that he was Hungarian at heart, German in his love of music, French in his appearance and erudition, English in his aristocratic sensibility, and Italian in his enthusiasm for the arts. Hungary and its people were an important part of his life: while he didn't speak ...Hungarian, he described himself as such. The artist, celebrated across Europe, played a role in the flourishing of Hungarian culture, placing great emphasis on discovering and nurturing talent. Are we Hungarians, who live our daily lives speaking our native language, striving to preserve our beautiful and rich culture to pass on to the coming generations?
The rhapsody is a lyrical poem which contains the soaring, whimsical extremes of the spirit, great contrasts, and passionate emotions. The mood, tempo and rhythmic changes typical of the genre are paired perfectly with the tools of contemporary dance.
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Presented by: National Dance Theatre
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