About the Event
Explore the beauty of piano music at St Mary Le Strand Church in London, where masterworks from Franz Liszt come to life in this incredible performance.
Enjoy an exceptional performance of some of Franz Liszt's greatest works for piano by renowned concert pianist Warren Mailley‐Smith. Set in the beautiful candlelit location of St Mary Le Strand, London, it's a hugely appealing programme designed to help you celebrate the weekend in style! There's a good choice of bars and restaurants nearby to complete your night.
In 2016 Warren Mailley‐Smith became the first British pianist to perform Chopin's complete works for solo piano from memory in a series of 11 recitals at St John's Smith Square. Hailed by the critics as an ''epic achievement'', Mailley‐Smith will repeat the series at several venues in 2022.
He has given acclaimed solo recitals at The Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and has performed for the British Royal Family on numerous occasions. One of the busiest concert pianists of his generation and gave over 100 solo performances in 2021.
- Franz Liszt – Un Sospiro
- Franz Liszt – Liebestraume
- Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
- Franz Liszt – Consolations
- Franz Liszt – Mephisto Waltz
Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor of the 19th century Romantic era. He was well-known for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist all over Europe. In fact, he was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule) as a composer. Over the course of his career he created extensive and diverse bodies of works that influenced contemporaries and anticipated many 20th-century ideas and trends. For instance, his most notable musical contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, making radical departures in harmony and developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form.