Open Masterclass with German Actor/Opera Coach Dietlinde Turban Maazel and award-winning pianist Ilya Kondratiev presenting Franz Liszt transcriptions of three famous Art Songs by Schubert, based on poetry by Goethe. Dietlinde and Ilya will examine the fascinating connectivity between music and text.
Followed by a recital with works by Franz Liszt.
Ilya is a fascinating artist. He enlivens the piano, he makes it sound like a full orchestra. It brings out all the colors, all the expressions and sentiments. There is so much character in his playing, and so many characters interacting with each other. He is not just technically exceptional but there is something about his general approach to the performance that cannot be captured on video or explained in words.