Berg, Wolfthal: Lulu Fantasy

  • for piano
  • Instrumentation details:
    piano
  • Composer: Alban Berg Marvin Wolfthal
  • Dedication: to Elliott Carter with admiration and friendship

Work introduction

Marvin Wolfthal's Lulu Fantasy is a paraphrase of Alban Berg's great opera Lulu in the spirit of Liszt's virtuoso opera arrangements. Some of the most lyrical and dramatic moments in the opera – Alwa's love music, the film music and the final scene – are presented in a way that explores their hidden connections and creates a poetic portrait of the main characters. Especially interesting is the elaborate arrangement of Alwa's Ragtime, normally heard only in the background in Act I.

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