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An Important Franz Liszt Disc Introduced By Mehmet Okonsar: "Liszt-Modern"

09-21-2011 07:53 AM CET | Arts & Culture

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The actual Compact disk, recorded in Turkey is internationally published via amazon.com(r) along with its online marketers.

This specific CD represents Liszt as a "modern" composer. Liszt has been some of the most modern piano player of all periods, not simply he completely revolutionized playing the piano but furthermore the music language itself.

The selections on this CD are not just "late-works by Liszt". The disc tries to showcase the "modern" points within the Hungarian master's music via a relatively substantial time-span. The earliest compositions are the Two Legends as well as the latest ones would be the "Bagatelle Without Tonality" along with the "Csardas Macabre" and "Csardas Obstine."

Both pieces based upon Bach; the "Fantasy and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H" and also the "Variationen uber das Motiv von Bach ("Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen")" are witness to Liszt's great involvement with organ music and his lifelong esteem with J. S. Bach.

Taken altogether this particular launch offers some sort of sight on Franz Liszt among the most cutting edge figures of the 19th century music.

The Tracks:

1 Fantasie und Fuge uber das Thema B-A-C-H
2 Variationen uber das Motiv von Bach ("Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen")
3 Legendes "St. Francois d'Assise: La predication aux oiseaux"
4 Legendes "St. Francois de Paule: Marchant sur les flots"
5 Les Jeux d'Eaux a la Villa d'Este
6 Bagatelle ohne Tonart
7 Csardas Macabre
8 Csardas Obstine

All tracks of the CD are available for auditioning at: http://www.okonsar.com/Liszt-Modern.html and video recordings of two of the tracks are in the artists Youtube(r) channel: http://www.youtube.com/mokonsar.

The Belgian pianist (but also composer, conductor and musicologist) Mehmet Okonsar was born within the "bridge-city" of Istanbul. His noted concerts integrated the premiere in Turkey of the Concerto for Piano, op.42 by Schoenberg and his performances of the Concerto for piano by Lutoslawski in Poland.

He has been a visitor judge at the National Piano Competition of Japan under the auspices of the P.T.N.A. ("Piano Teachers National Association").

Besides his global concert carrier he is a prolific author. Okonsar is an independent artist, inventor of the classical music and also musicology specialized blog-site:"inventor-musicae" along with the first classical-music video portal: classicalvideos.net. His total biography along with information might be read here: http://www.okonsar.com/pianist-biography.html#long-bio

His repertoire includes a variety from the early 17th. century ("The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book") which includes among others Orlando Gibbons and Giles Farnaby and reaches up to late 20.th century with the works by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Witold Lutoslawski. Important works with this repertoire are: J.S. Bach "The Art of Fugue" executed on organ (or piano) and also harpsichord; the Goldberg Variations, the integrale of Well-tempered Keyboard.

Okonsar has executed recitals offering the complete piano works by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern. Even though he refuses almost all type of "musical specialization", his repertoire is greatly on the "modern" side with Igor Stravinsky "Three Movements of Petrouchka" the "Sequenza" for the piano by Luciano Berio and also the Klavierstucke by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Mehmet Okonsar possesses an stunning discography, all titles internationally published. By J.S.Bach, Goldberg Variations; The Well-Tempered Klavier (complete in 3 CD set); The Art of Fugue (performed on organ and harpsichord) and The Musical Offering (performed on electronic instruments). An stimulating collection of solo piano, free style improvisations is "Shadowy Arcade", a CD composed with pieces possessing stirring titles, in Okonsar's one of a kind, personal musical style which is not really unlike some very modern jazz improvisation styles.

For additional information or a sample copy please contact:
Mehmet Okonsar, mehmet@okonsar.com

Mehmet Okonsar, a Belgian pianist, composer, conductor and musicologist was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied piano, composition and orchestration at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and musicology at the Istanbul Technical University. His primary teachers were J. Cl. Vanden Eynden and Alexis Weissenberg for the piano and Madame Jacqueline Fontyn for composition. He is laureate of numerous international piano competitions including the Gina Bachauer. Besides his international concertist carrier he is also prolific writer. Okonsar is an independent artist, he runs his own management bureau, his CD label: LMO-Records and his publishing house: "Inventor-Musicae". Actively involved in the World Wide Web, Mehmet Okonsar is the founder of the classical music and musicology dedicated blog-site:"inventor-musicae.com" as well as the first classical-music video portal: "classicalvideos.net".

Mesnevi S. 46/15
TR-06690 Ankara
Turkey

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