Lortie has a solid and often brilliant technique, a wealth of interpretive ideas, and...bravura.

The Seattle Times

Louis Lortie, piano

Années de pèlerinage
A lifelong devotee of the music of Franz Liszt, the insightful and probing French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie visits with a rare treat—the full cycle of the composer's brilliant set of three suites, Années de pèlerinage. Lortie has said that he returns to this deeply Romantic work again and again because it represents the stunning range of Liszt's virtuosity and his sweeping musical personality. "Lortie played the nearly three-hour work with tireless elegance, precision and flexibility...He brought thunder to Liszt's explosions and breathtaking delicacy to the filigree work at the top of the piano's range" (The New York Times).

Approximate run time of this performance is 3 hours with 2 intermissions


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Pre-performance Talk
Sun, Mar 1, 2020, 2pm
Hertz Hall
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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]