Liszt Festival RaidingOur recommendations
In celebration of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday, Lisztomania 2011 presents a wide variety of exhibitions in Eisenstadt and Central Burgenland.
Under the title “Hear the light … see the sound”, artists from the many European countries in which Liszt performed joined forces in 2010 at Burgenland’s Cselley Mühle to focus on the relationship between music and the fine arts, as exemplified in the works of Franz Liszt. The results will be on display in 2011 in the Provincial Gallery in Eisenstadt, before the exhibition goes on tour through Europe. Liszt’s hometown of Raiding and the neighbouring parish church of Unterfrauenhaid look at the origins and the early years of the composer as a child prodigy. At the Franz Liszt Centre Raiding, a series of piano recitals, orchestra concerts, and vocal-music concerts illustrate the broad spectrum of Franz Liszt’s music. Commemorative concerts and cross-border projects that explore the work of Franz Liszt in a creative and innovative way with new works and improvisation round out the programme of the Liszt Festival.