“I have chosen the title for this album, ‘Music Facing Inward’, to suggest a different listening approach to the traditional perspective of Franz Liszt’s music as mere displays of extroverted technical virtuosity. The compositions strike chords deep inside of me. In Widmung and Liebestraum I sense seriously intimate and joyous proclamations of love. In Un Sospiro I’m moved by the response of lilting harp tones. In St. Francis I am inspired by the depiction of his unwavering, deeply rooted inner faith and strength. I feel a different tone in Funérailles, the profound grief and ultimate freedom that comes from the acceptance of death. In Fountains I celebrate the passionate appreciation of nature and creativity.
I invite you to face inward as you listen to these wondrously rich and touching masterpieces.” --Lisa
Lisa Lanza combines her formal musical training with a unique perspective on the study and performance of the music of the past.
Living on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, she finds the solitude necessary for her dedication to music while still maintaining an active performing career in Seattle and the greater Northwest. For more information or to contact her, please visit www.lisalanza.com