Porazzi

the magic and the grandeur of Wagner’s music

The magic and the grandeur of Wagner’s music translated to the piano

Wagner’s last notes at the piano were most probably his ”Porazzi theme. This theme consists of 13 bars, of which he composed the first 8 bars in 1858-1859 and finished it only in 1882 at the ”Piazza dei Porazzi” in Palermo. Camiel Boomsma’s 2nd CD bears the title of this mysterious theme: Porazzi. The recording will consist of transcriptions from Lohengrin (Elsa’s Procession) Parsifal (Charfreitagszauber and Prelude to Act 1) Der Ring des Nibelungen (Siegmunds Liebesgesang from Die Walkure and Schlussgesang und Finale from Gotterdammerung) and the Porazzi theme ,combined with the Elegie in As-dur and a newly composed work ”Il Cigno di Palermo” based on the Porazzi theme, by Dutch composer and conductor Kent Hugo Moussault.

Richard Wagner’s influence on music history was, and still is enourmess. His masterpieces are highly personal as well as universial. During the 19th century numerous transcriptions of Wagner’s work were written. Franz Liszt is the pioneer among these romantic transcribers, but many others also interpreted Wagner’s work in their own personal way. The musical treasures give Camiel Boomsma the oppertunity to take on Wagner’s overwhelming music..

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