Christopher O'Riley plays piano transcriptions of Franz Liszt
May 15, 2013
In the grand tradition of virtuosic pianists, Christopher O’Riley’s showmanship and iconoclast status make him the Franz Liszt of our time. In his new recording O’Riley’s Liszt – to be released May 7 on Oxingale Records, O‘Riley delves into the transcriptions of that master interpreter, adding his own touches and insight to the music of Mozart, Wagner, Berlioz, Schubert and Schumann.
With his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and other rock musicians, O'Riley has stretched the piano beyond conventional boundaries. O’Riley’s Liszt is no exception and is poised to be his latest unforgettable and sublime interpretation of the Classical canon.
Throughout May 2013, Christopher O’Riley will present repertoire from the Liszt album on tour in clubs and other alternative venues in New York, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago.