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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Music Revival presents two concerts this weekend for the Easter Weekend.

April 21: LISZT vs.LISZT, comprising piano music by Franz Liszt. A re-run of the acclaimed and highly entertaining Liszt vs Liszt recital programme. The greatest piano virtuoso of all-time, Hungarian-born Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a pianist of extraordinary technical and musical virtuosity. Volume One of this series of Liszt performances in 2011 by Christopher Duigan includes a sequence of thrilling performance pieces and popular compositions; Liebestraume No 3, Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos 2 and 12 together with Concert Studies La Campanella, La Leggierezza, Harmonies du soir, and the operatic transcription Reminiscences di Lucia di Lammermoor which represent the varied styles of Liszt's composing and piano playing. Not to be missed! The programme will be performed on April 21 at 19h30 at 35 Montgomery Drive in Pietermaritzburg. Tickets R90 include wine and coffee (add R50 should you wish to partake of a light meal after the concert).

April 25: Cello Recital with Nigel Fish. A repeat of the recent cello and piano programme with Nigel Fish (cello) and Christopher Duigan playing music by Beethoven - Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor and a varied selection of short and entertaining works. Nigel Fish’s family has been closely associated with music in Pietermaritzburg for many years. He studied at the University of Cape Town, in Amsterdam and in Aachen, Germany. An original member of the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra , he was appointed Principal Cellist in 1986, a position he held until 1996. After relocating to Germany he played in the Symphonie Orchester Aachen and various other ensembles in Germany. Nigel recently returned to Pietermaritzburg where he intends to further his involvement as cellist, educator and coordinator of various musicals activities in KZN. This will be his first major recital on his return to Pietermaritzburg where he is joined by Christopher Duigan at the piano. The concert takes place at 15h30 on April 25 at St Georges Garrison Church in Pietermaritzburg. Tickets R80. Booking essential through

There is secure parking at both concert venues. Booking essential for both concerts on or phone 033 342-3051.