The Weimar period became for Liszt the time of his biggest thought concentration when he started to compose, refused a career of pianist-virtuoso. During this time from 1848 till 1861 he created the greater part of the most significant compositions. The composer finishes already started, remakes generated, creates new. In Weimar a new genre Poeme symphonique, established by Liszt, started out in life. In a great one-part orchestral composition there are often masterpieces of the world art. In this case a literary text just precises for the audience the image, formed by music. The composer doesn’t illustrate a famous subject but he creates an unordinary concept where in the center there is a heroic individual formation, permanently finished by final apotheosis.  
The first of the thirteen symphonic poems of Liszt – “Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne…” is based on the poem of Victor Hugo which contrasts the shapes of the great nature with those of the discrepant humanity. “Les Preludes” got its title from the poem of French romantic poet Alphonse de Lamartine. The basic of “Prometheus” is a dramatic poem of German philosopher-enlightener Johann Gottfried Herder.
The program for “Mephisto Waltz” – one of three compositions of the same title – consists of the episode in the country tavern from “Faust” of Austrian romantic Nicolaus Lenau.
The conductor of the concert will be People’s artist of the Russian Federation – Leonid Nikolaev. Nowadays he is a chief conductor of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra of Pavel Slobodkin’s Centre and of the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Conservatory.

Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory

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