Franz Liszt (German: ; Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc [ˈlist ˈfɛrɛnt͡s]; 22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and organist of the Romantic era.
Overview. Beethoven's musical output has traditionally been divided into three periods, a classification that dates to the first years after the composer's death in 1827 and was formalised with the publication of Wilhelm von Lenz's influential work Beethoven et ses trois styles (Beethoven and his Three Styles).
Oct 16, 2013 · Liszt had a particular rivalry with Sigismond Thalberg, a fellow composer and virtuoso, where they essentially tried to reduce the other’s popularity in the media. This did not really work and so, to settle the score, on March 31, 1837, Liszt and Thalberg had a duel in the salon of Princess Cristina Belgiojoso.
Beethoven was much attached to the family: Therese’s brother, Franz, was a close friend and the dedicatee of both the Appassionata and the later Fantasy, Op. 77, while Therese’s younger sister, Josephine, has often been suggested as the addressee of Beethoven’s letters to an ‘Immortal Beloved’.
Other composers, like Richard Strauss, and Franz Liszt created narratives and told stories using only music, which is called a tone poem. Composers, such as Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms used the piano to play loud, dramatic, strongly emotional music. Many composers began writing music for bigger orchestras, with as many as 100 instruments.