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Franz Liszt

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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Auf Flügeln des Gesanges - Romantic songs and transcriptions

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges - Romantic songs and transcriptions

Cyprien Katsaris | Christoph Prégardien

Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Leopold Godowsky, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Beethoven & Liszt

Beethoven & Liszt

Tamar Beraia

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Schumann, Beethoven & Liszt: Piano Works

Schumann, Beethoven & Liszt: Piano Works

Diana Jaworska

Robert Schumann, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt
01-09-2015 Luister