18 Feb 2022

LISZT: Fantasia and Fugue on 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam'

From Music Alive, 8:09 pm on 18 February 2022

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Performed by Indra Hughes on the Auckland Town Hall Organ, 13 August 2021.

Indra Hughes

Indra Hughes at Huia Photo: Indra Hughes

The chorale “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam” on which Liszt based this work is not a real hymn.

It comes from Meyerbeer’s 1849 opera Le Prophète. The villains of the story, three Anabaptists, sing this hymn in an attempt to deceive and lure the population.

Liszt used the tune for several piano pieces and this gargantuan Fantasia.

Recorded by RNZ Concert, Auckland Town Hall, 13 August 2021
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay

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