The theme of the 2017 Berlioz Festival is Berlioz in London at the time of The Great Exhibition and endeavours to give a musical account of what was to be one of Berlioz' most inspiring adventures : the reception he was given in London and the various journeys he made there, following in the steps of Mendelssohn, that brought him the recognition and success he as unable to find in France.
Ferenc Vizi has been invited to give a recital under the title of LONDRES 1840 : L’INVENTION DU RÉCITAL whose programme replicates that given by Liszt on 9th June 1840 in the Hanover Square rooms :
M. Liszt will give, at Two o’ clock on Tuesday morning, June 9, RECITALS on the PIANOFORTE on the following works :
Scherzo and finale from Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony
Serenade by Schubert
Ave Maria by Schubert
Grand galop chromatique