Throughout his life, Franz Liszt burned the candle at both ends. A child prodigy who became the greatest keyboard virtuoso of his time, he was also a prolific composer, whose output ranged from hundreds of piano pieces to symphonies, tone poems, songs, and oratorios. Mixing his colorful letters with some of his most ecstatic piano music, Odyssey of Love, compiled by Lucy Parham, depicts his tempestuous relations with the two most important women in his life.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Rosalind Ayres as Marie D’ Agoult/Carolyne Wittgenstein
Martin Jarvis as Franz Liszt
Lucy Parham on Piano
Includes a piece about the phenomenon of Lisztomania with UCLA Professor, Robert Winter.
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in December of 2008.