Radio 3 celebrates Franz Liszt's bicentenary with a special day of concerts from all over the European Broadcasting Union. The day starts with BBC Singers in a programme of Liszt's vocal music from Wigmore Hall in London. Then to Raiding where Liszt was born, for some of his symphonic poems, a form which he invented. Liszt's Hungarian background is represented through a performance of his mighty oratorio, Christus from Budapest. After retiring from the concert platform at the age of only 35, Liszt settled in Weimar, and the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra concert from there includes his Faust Symphony. Liszt spent his final years in Bayreuth, and the day finishes with a live concert from the Grosses Festspielhaus featuring his Second Piano Concerto, performed by Konstantin Sherbakov.
And it goes on ........ and on ........ until 20:45 except for a bit of Tannhauser. Well, I'm up for it. Anyone else (I love these total immersions) Edit: It starts at midday