The Franz Liszt Festival The Franz Liszt Society of Burgenland, along with the Liszt Centre in Raiding, seeks to be the European centre of international interest in Liszt, and to establish itself as a leading global venue in the field of classical music.
At the heart of the festival’s program is the piano and chamber music of Franz Liszt. The program also gives emphasis to those of Liszt’s contemporaries who wrote with the same musical components and virtuosity.
Visitors to the festival will be offered the possibility to hear the music of Franz Liszt, one of the greatest artists to ever live, performed in his birth place by the world’s best students of Liszt’s work.
Opening of the Festival The official opening of the first Franz Liszt Festival will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2006, under the name “Liszten in Raiding.” The closing concert has been dedicated to Franz Liszt’s 195th birthday, which occurs the same day.
Concerts with Oleg Maisenberg, Mischa Miasky, the piano duo Ferhan and Fernan Önder, and the piano duo Kutrowatz, along with an evening of songs with Angelika Kirchschlager comprise the highlights of the festival.
Sunday, October 15, 2006 – 3:00 p.m.: Opening
Tuesday, October 17 – 7:30 pm "Heaven & Hell" – Reading with Otto Schenk Otto Schenk is reading from Goethe's “Faust” Dante's “Göttlicher Komödie” and the "Offenbarung des Johannes” Madoka Inui plays: F. Liszt: Aprčs une lecture de Dante (Dante Sonate) Moderator: Heinz Sichrovsky Tickets: EUR 29,- / 26,- / 23,- / 20,- more
Wednesday, October 18 – 7:30 p.m. Piano Duo Eduard and Johannes Kutrowatz Tickets: EUR 49,-/41,-/33,-/25,- more
Thursday, October 19 – 7:30 p.m. Piano Duo Ferhan and Ferzan Önder Tickets: EUR 49,-/41,-/33.-/25,- more
Friday, October 20 – 7:30 p.m. Evening of songs: Angelika Kirschlager Helmut Deutsch, Piano Tickets: EUR 59,-/49,-/39,-/29,- more
Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. Mischa Maisky, Violoncello Lily Maisky, Piano Tickets: EUR 59,-/49,-/39,-/29,- more
Sunday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. Piano Recital: Oleg Maisenberg Tickets: EUR 49,-/41,-/33,-/25,- more