Lisztomania (4:02)

Cover of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

From Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and 17 other releases

This song was written in reference to the craze generated by Franz Liszt, a 19th century Hungarian composer known for being ahead of his time.

Phoenix singer Thomas Mars told the Washington DC free newspaper Express (Source Lisztomania Songfacts): “We liked the idea that it’s just a mash-up, that our songs bring in influences from everywhere. I think that Franz Liszt was one of them; there were other things, visuals. And maybe it was the fact that we grew up in Versailles and we were surrounded by historical things. Maybe they came back that way.”

In 2010, “Lisztomania” was used in Episode Six of the PBS series, “Circus”.


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