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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
SERENDIPITIES / LISZT/LISITSA CONCERT AT ST. PANCREAS STATION
Born in Kiev of
Russian and Polish parents, Valentina Lisitsa, 44 has lived in Europe and the
U.S. pursuing her concert career, which has included appearances in the leading
venues of the world.If you haven’t
heard of her she can be found all over You Tube and that’s where we found this
wonderful posting of her impromptu concert at London’s St. Pancras train
station’s public piano.
Valentina Lisitsa at St. Pancras Station while waiting for her train
course, she’s showing off a bit because this professional is
playing Franz Liszt’s most difficult “Rondo Fantastique, El Contrabandista,” a
piece composed when the composer was a young man and played his piano to the
fullest as the percussion instrument that it is.
public piano at St. Pancreas train station in London (the one at the Brit end
of the tunnel to Europe) is one of two available.Locals will tell you there have been some
remarkable musical serendipities performed at the station. On March 12, 2013, Valentina Lisitsa played Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven and Rachmaninov while waiting for her train. Click here.
London's St. Pancreas train station public piano has attracted a remarkable albeit unscheduled series of concert performers--much to the delight of the public. For example, members of a ballet troupe from Sydney.