Louis Lortie

Années de Pèlerinage II. Italie


Louis Lortie  |  Piano

In the preface of the first year of his Pilgrimages, Franz Liszt wrote: “having travelled in those years many new countries, many diverse sites, many localities with strong ties with history and poetry; having felt that the diverse aspects of the nature and to the events connected with them were not parading before my eyes as simple images but they were, instead, creating profound feelings in my soul [..] I attempted to render with music some of the strongest feelings, my longest lasting perceptions.”

From Montreal’s famed Bourgie Hall, the celebrated Canadian pianist Louis Lortie embarks on an inspiring journey of the soul through Italy as seen through the eyes of Franz Liszt in his 2nd volume of Années de pèlerinage.

Exuding musical intelligence and bravura, Lortie brings forward the remarkable poetry of Liszt’s radiant and eloquent pieces.


Franz Liszt. Années de pèlerinage, II. Italie, S. 161


■  Running time: 49:50′

■  Production year: 2022

■  Recording date & location: Nov. 15, 2020, Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada)

■  Artist: Louis Lortie, piano

■  Director: Kim Savoie-Thibault

■  Format: 4K

■  Audio Signal: Stereo

■  Cat. no.: R-106P