Louis Lortie plays Liszt's Années de pèlerinage

Bourgie Hall

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Louis Lortie — Pianist

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Canadian pianist Louis Lortie returns to the sumptuous Bourgie Hall in Montreal for another tour de force performance! After recording the entire sets of Chopin études and Beethoven piano sonatas, the virtuoso takes on the second collection of Liszt's Années de pèlerinage, a demanding and evocative work inspired by the composer's adventures in Italy. The words of Dante and popular melodies inspire—and echo throughout—these bucolic gems, heightened by the pianistic expertise of both composer and interpreter…

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