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Franz Liszt was born to Anna Liszt (née Maria Anna Lager) and Adam Liszt on 22 October 1811, in the village of Doborján (German: Raiding) in Sopron County, in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire.[n 2]Liszt's father played the piano, violin, cello, and guitar. He had been in the service of Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy and knew Haydn, Hummel, and Beethoven personally. At age six, Franz began listening attentively to his father's piano playing. Franz also found exposure to music through atte...
Adolescence in Paris
After his father's death in 1827, Liszt moved to Paris; for the next five years, he was to live with his mother in a small apartment. He gave up touring. To earn money, Liszt gave lessons in piano playing and composition, often from early morning until late at night. His students were scattered across the city and he often had to cover long distances. Because of this, he kept uncertain hours and also took up smoking and drinking—all habits he would continue throughout his life. The following...
After attending a charity concert on 20 April 1832, for the victims of the Parisian cholera epidemic, organized by Niccolò Paganini, Liszt became determined to become as great a virtuoso on the piano as Paganini was on the violin. Paris in the 1830s had become the nexus for pianistic activities, with dozens of pianists dedicated to perfection at the keyboard. Some, such as Sigismond Thalberg and Alexander Dreyschock, focused on specific aspects of technique, e.g. the "three-hand effect" and o...
Many musicians consider Liszt to be the greatest pianist who ever lived. The critic Peter G. Davishas opined: "Perhaps [Liszt] was not the most transcendent virtuoso who ever lived, but his audiences thought he was."
Liszt was a prolific composer. He is best known for his piano music, but he also wrote for orchestra and for other ensembles, virtually always including keyboard. His piano works are often marked by their difficulty. Some of his works are programmatic, based on extra-musical inspirations such as poetry or art. Liszt is credited with the creation of the symphonic poem.
Besides his musical works, Liszt wrote essays about many subjects. Most important for an understanding of his development is the article series "De la situation des artistes" ("On the situation of artists") which was published in the Parisian Gazette musicale in 1835. In winter 1835–36, during Liszt's stay in Geneva, about half a dozen further essays followed. One of them that was slated to be published under the pseudonym "Emm Prym" was about Liszt's own works. It was sent to Maurice Schlesinger, editor of the Gazette musicale. Schlesinger, however, following the advice of Berlioz, did not publish it.[n 13] At the beginning of 1837, Liszt published a review of some piano works of Sigismond Thalberg. The review provoked a huge scandal.[n 14]Liszt also published a series of writings titled "Baccalaureus letters", ending in 1841. During the Weimar years, Liszt wrote a series of essays about operas, leading from Gluck to Wagner. Liszt also wrote essays about Berlioz and the symphony Ha...
Although there was a period in which many considered Liszt's works "flashy" or superficial, it is now held that many of Liszt's compositions such as Nuages gris, Les jeux d'eaux à la villa d'Este, etc., which contain parallel fifths, the whole-tone scale, parallel diminished and augmented triads, and unresolved dissonances, anticipated and influenced twentieth-century music like that of Debussy, Ravel and Béla Bartók.Cooper, Martin (1946). "The Symphonies". In Abraham, Gerald (ed.). Music of Tchaikovsky. New York: W. W. Norton. OCLC 726172943.Bory, Robert (1930). Une retraite romantique en Suisse, Liszt et la Comtesse d'Agoult (in French). Lausanne. OCLC 407007685.Burger, Ernst (1986). Franz Liszt, Eine Lebenschronik in Bildern und Dokumenten. Munich. OCLC 924748359.Eckhardt, Maria; Mueller, Maria Charnin; Walker, Alan (2001). "Liszt, Franz". Grove Music Online. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.48265. (subscription required)Doran, Robert (ed.): Liszt and Virtuosity. Rochester: University of Rochester Press (Eastman Studies in Music), 2020. OCLC 1133204755Ehrhardt, Damien (ed.): Franz Liszt – Musique, médiation, interculturalité (Etudes germaniques63/3, 2008)Franz, Robert (aka Olga de Janina): Souvenirs d'une Cosaque, Paris: Librairie internationale, 1874 OCLC 465183989; OCLC 762414797Gibbs, Christopher H. and Gooley, Dana. Franz Liszt and his World. (Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2006)Franz Liszt at CurlieFree scores by Franz Liszt at the International Music Score Library Project(IMSLP)Free scores by Franz Liszt in the Choral Public Domain Library(ChoralWiki)Works by Franz Liszt at Project Gutenberg
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- 31 July 1886 (aged 74)
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