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Franz Liszt

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Doborján, Hungary (1811 – 1886)

Franz Liszt (1811, Doborján, Hungary - 1886, Bayreuth, Germany)(Hungarian: Ferencz Liszt, in modern usage Ferenc Liszt, from 1859 to 1865 officially Franz Ritter von Liszt) (22 October 1811 – 31July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe for his great skill as a performer during the 1800s. He is said to have been the most technically advanced and perhaps greatest pianist of all time. He was also an important and influential composer, a notable piano teacher, a conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of the art, and a benefactor to other composers and performers, notably Richard Wagner and Hector Berlioz.

As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the “” (“New German School”). He left behind a huge and diverse body of work, in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated some twentieth-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form and making radical departures in harmony.

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  • nathix13

    sz stands for a heart.

    14 Sep 1:45am Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    >> One of the best performer of Liszt compositions... Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 (<<YouTube video) performanced by ✟ Georges Cziffra

    9 Sep 6:31am Reply
  • mahleria

    Thanks to Tsukuru Tazaki, Lazar Berman's Annees de pelerinage are selling again. Such a great set.

    7 Sep 12:55am Reply
  • Wooshmeister

    "Murakami sent me here" Hah. I haven't read his latest novel, but I do love his constant references of classical music.

    5 Sep 3:23am Reply
  • PsychoLold

    "People who claim Liszt had no artistic vision or emotion in his work simply don't listen carefully enough." People who claim that disqualify themselves from serious discussions about his music. Some of his piano work is just magic (hungarian rhapsody no 3, trancendental etude no 10), his artistic intentions are all over the place.

    3 Sep 11:49am Reply
  • Alin_

    Murakami sent me here

    16 Aug 7:40pm Reply
  • saltyknuckles

    Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Classics №XXXVIII - http://classics.saltyknuckles.net/2014-31/

    31 Jul 8:20pm Reply
  • GenilsonSoares

    Amazing!!!!!

    10 Jul 12:18am Reply
  • gfb04

    Lisztomania

    23 Jun 2:43pm Reply
  • hundlord

    Shit vad jag är dålig i magen

    21 Apr 8:28am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    great

    29 Mar 4:12am Reply
  • Bubimann

    liebestraum makes me dream bout love<3

    24 Mar 10:19pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    великий романтик, а в конце жизни еще и с атонализмом экспериментировал

    14 Feb 11:50am Reply
  • DonDonald

    Anyone that for even a moment thinks Liszt had not artistic vision or emotion has obviously not listened to Faust. It's darker, and hits a deeper emotional chord in me than ANY piece of metal music ever has.

    9 Feb 11:50pm Reply
  • kissthedawn

    I swear... People who claim Liszt had no artistic vision or emotion in his work simply don't listen carefully enough. I keep finding myself absolutely dumbstruck over his compositions... Even thinking of listening to some of his pieces makes me feel like fainting, no kidding. Lisztomania's not dead.

    3 Feb 11:12pm Reply
  • ballseven

    To all lovers of the good music, take a look on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb2z5TkzaMY She Lisztified Pink Floyd and other songs.

    16 Jan 4:34pm Reply
  • placebo_molko

    ill never know how to tag this properly

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    muitobomzera

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JTraill

    come to brazil

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LovingItForever

    Yes, let's SHOUT for this gran music. Thank you.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
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