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The Mystical Turn

Presenter: The Very Revd Dr Jane Shaw
Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

BBC Radio 3 – The Essay – 16 to 20 May 2011

Dr Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, explores the revival of interest in mysticism at the end of the 19th and in the early 20th century.


Stories from A Book of Liszts

Variations on the theme of Franz Liszt

By John Spurling

Read by Jonathan Keeble and Jilly Bond
Piano – János Balázs
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Readings and music to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt.

John Spurling’s highly original novel, A Book of Liszts (Seagull Books May 2011), celebrates the extraordinary life of Franz Liszt – composer, conductor and virtuoso pianist – whose incomparable skill and personal charisma dazzled audiences all over Europe, from London and Paris to Berlin, Moscow and even Constantinople.

In an exciting collaboration with the Palace of Arts – Budapest, readings by Jonathan Keeble and Jilly Bond, accompanied by a new recording of 15 of Liszt’s piano works performed by the prize-winning Hungarian pianist, János Balázs, and recorded at the Palace of Arts – Budapest, bring the romantic and passionate genius vividly alive.


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