Classical 91.5 Presents Lisztomania

Classical 91.5 Presents Lisztomania

Sat, 09/12/2015 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Lsztomania Movie Poster

Join WXXI for the fourth installment of Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.

Take some time on the afternoon of Saturday, September 12 to experience the bawdy, fantastical, 1975 film, Lisztomania, at the Little Theatre (Little 5).  The film will be introduced by Rebecca Burditt, Assistant Professor of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  Tickets are just $6. Come early (at 2:30pm) to hear some great music in The Little Café.

This audacious, vulgar, freewheeling fantasia on the life of pianist Franz Liszt ranks among director Ken Russell's most outrageous efforts. Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, is awkward yet likeable as the flamboyant piano performer with a bevy of fetching mistresses and groupies, while Paul Nicholas is completely outlandish as the scheming opera composer Richard Wagner.  The film is fast and loud and wildly undisciplined, much like one of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies. Look fast and you'll see Ringo Starr as the pope.

More about Classical 91.5 Presents...

Selected by our Classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Tickets are $6. This series in supported in part by:


Find out more information about Classical 91.5 Presents, including upcoming films, on The Little Theatre website.