Liszt Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este
Masterful piano music inspired by fountains at a palace.
About the video
- Published online 29 August 2023.
- The video is approximately 4 minutes.
- A musical excerpt from the series Mankind and Music, episode 2.
Franz Liszt took piano playing to brand new heights, and as a composer, he never stopped exploring the possibilities of music. Art and literature were essential sources of inspiration and his three suites, Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), are associated with Goethe’s bildungsroman, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, about a young merchant.
Les Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este, from the third piece, is a musical description of the beautiful garden at Villa d’Este, a palace in the town of Tivoli, near Rome.
This excerpt of music is from episode 2 of the series Mankind and Music. The five episodes are available to watch here on Konserthuset Play. Why does music exist? What happens to us when we make or listen to music? In this series, we explore answers to these questions together with musicians, listeners and researchers.
Franz Liszt Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este from Années de pèlerinage, troisème année for piano
Stefan Lindgren piano