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“Franz Liszt was the first rock star”

“Franz Liszt was the first rock star”
  • Daniel Fichera, Professional Pianist

  • Franz Liszt, according to Daniel Fichera, “used to pack out concert halls and had fans screaming at him. He goes well with Radiohead.”

Symphonic Rock is quite a thing and orchestras are becoming more intrepid in their compositions. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has an album which covers versions of Bon Jovi's Livin' on A Prayer to Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell. Malaga's Cervantes Theatre has seen Rock Symphonic recently performing classics by Pink Floyd, Queen and Deep Purple, among others.

According to Daniel Fichera, the divide between the two musical genres is not so wide. Franz Liszt, he says, “was the first rock star. He used to pack out concert halls and had fans screaming at him. He goes well with Radiohead.” Daniel is giving those dedicated to rock the opportunity to delve into the world of classical music and vice versa.