When I think about great composers of sacred music other names come to mind before I get to Franz Liszt (depicted here). And yet this Century Hungarian composer and pianist produced three large-scale settings of the Mass, two oratorios.
Ukrainian-American classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays Frédéric Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23. It is the first of Chopin’s four ballades for solo piano, composed between 1831 and 1842. Chopin’s Four Ballaes are in one-mobement pieces and they are considered some of the most challenging pieces in the classical piano repertoire. Ballade … Continue reading Chopin – Ballade No. 1 (Valentina Lisitsa) →