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Franz Liszt

If you would open any biography of Franz Liszt, you would probably mostly read about his disquiet life as a piano virtuoso, his passionate love life, and the return to his catholic roots at the end of his life. Although all of this might be true, it only scratches the surface of his comprehensive musical personality. Liszt was a pianist, conductor, teacher and organiser, but above all he was a composer of a voluminous, capricious body of work. Even though his piano works formed his core business, he gave rise to the symphonic poem, got rid of the organ's stuffy appearance, and reinvigorated the oratorio. Moreover, with his piano transciptions of Bach's organ works and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, he was an advocate of both old and new music.
Together with his son-in-law Richard Wagner, he was in the forefront of the Romantic movement and anticipated the musical revolutions of the early 20th century with his new composition techniques.  

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Liszt Piano Works
Emmanuel Despax
Transcendental Etudes S. 139
Kirill Gerstein
Kirill Gerstein plays Liszt, Schumann and Knussen
Kirill Gerstein
La Leggierezza
Yang Yang Cai
Der du von dem Himmel bist
Konstantin Krimmel & Daniel Heide
Bestiary On Ivory
Hsiang Tu
Corbin Beisner
Plays Busoni and Liszt
Pietro Scarpini
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Ilker Arcayürek | Fiona Pollak
Alles Walzer, einmal anders
Dora Deliyska
The Innermost Side - Unfold
Camiel Boomsma
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges - Romantic songs and transcriptions
Cyprien Katsaris | Christoph Prégardien
Beethoven & Liszt
Tamar Beraia
The Unreleased Recitals at The Concertgebouw 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980
Emil Gilels
Lucille Chung
Piano Works, Chopin & Liszt
Sophia Agranovich
Liszt Recital
Jean Muller
Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas
Schubert / Liszt
Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas
Sofya Gulyak
Isa Gericke
Romantic Piano
Antonio Pompa-Baldi
Piano Works
Poom Prommachart
Liszt Debussy Beethoven
Krassimira Jordan
Transcendental Etudes, S. 139 (complete)
Sebastian Di Bin
The Lieder Of Franz Liszt
Daniel Weeks
Songs Of Franz Liszt
Hein Jung
Simon Ghraichy
Piano - 20th Century
Cathy Krier
Oh! Quand je dors...
Ekaterina Gavrilova
James Rhodes
Dutch Masters and their inspiration
The Stolz Quartet
Liszt Vol. 2
Garrick Ohlsson
Excerpts from Annees de pelerinage, deuxieme annee - Italie S161
Llyr Williams
Franz Liszt
Scarano, Daria
Alexandra Dariescu plays Schumann, Liszt & Chopin
Alexandra Dariescu
Carnaval Op. 9, Intermezzi Op. 4 & Sonata in B Minor
Sophie Pacini
Linkages - Piano music by Brahms, Wagner, Schönberg a.o.
Martin Tchiba
James Rhodes Live in Brighton
James Rhodes
Années De Pèlerinage
Luisi, Gianluca
Homage To Liszt
Himy, Eric
Pictures at an Exhibition
Nobuyuki Tsujii
Fantasie und Fuge / Sonata in B Minor
Garrick Ohlsson
Piano concerto no. 2 & piano pieces
Nobuyuki Tsujii / Yutaka Sado
Années de pèlerinage/Christmas Tree Suite
Lowenthal, Jerome
Pictures at an Exhibition
Llŷr Williams
The Organ of Saint Sulpice, Paris
Joseph Nolan
Rebecca Evans / Andrew Kennedy / Matthew Rose / Iain Burnside
Olga Koszlova
Portraits II (Edition Ruhr Piano Festival Vol 15
D. Bashkirov; H. Schuch; D. Fray, C. Chamorel; S. Mauser; V. Kharin
Romantic Pieces For Piano
Igor Roma
Great Piano Transcriptions
Vladimir Leyetchkiss
Annees de Pelerinage, premiere annee (suisse)
Yoram Ish-Hurwitz
Annees de Pelerinage, Troisieme annee
Yoram Ish-Hurwitz
Annees de Pelerinage - Deuxieme Annee
Yoram Ish-Hurwitz
Liszt - Rheinberger
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Netherlands Chamber Choir
Piano Works Vol. 2
Alexei Orlowetsky
Opera 4 Hands Vol 2
Julian Reynolds / Peter Lockwood
Kiryll Kondrashin in Concert
Fliyer/moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Liszt : Piano Works
Alexei Orlowetsky