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  Franz Liszt
Liszt's father, a clerk to the agent of the Esterhazy estates and an amateur musician of some attainment, was Hungarian by birth and ancestry, his mother an Austrian-German.
About Liszt's pianoforte technique in general it may be said that it derives its efficiency from the teaching of Czerny, who brought up his pupil on Mozart, a little Bach and Beethoven, a good deal of Clementi and Hummel, and a good deal of his (Czerny's) own work.
Liszt's masterpiece in orchestral music is the Dante Symphony (1847-55), the subject of which was particularly well suited to his temperament, and offered good chances for the display of his peculiar powers as a master of instrumental effect.
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  Franz Liszt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc) (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer.
Liszt was born in the village of Doborján, near Sopron, Hungary, in what was then the Austrian Empire (Doborján is now Raiding in Austria after the Treaty of Trianon of 1920).
Liszt pioneered the technique of thematic transformation, a method of development which was related to both the existing variation technique and to the new use of the leitmotif by Richard Wagner.
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 Liszt - MSN Encarta
Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Hungarian-born pianist and composer, founder of the solo piano recital and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time, as well as one of the important composers of the 19th century.
Liszt was born on October 22, 1811, in the village of Raiding, near Sopron.
Liszt was one of the 19th century's harmonic innovators, especially in his use of complex, chromatic chords.
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Franz (sometimes Ferenc) Liszt, (October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886), was a virtuoso pianist and composer, born in Raiding, Hungary.
Liszt studied and played at Vienna and Paris and for most of his life, toured throughout Europe giving concerts.
Liszt was well respected as the height of virtuosity and had been admired by composers and performers alike throughout Europe, especially for his exuberant piano transcriptions of both operas and famous symphonies of the time, reducing the cost of hearing such music.
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 Franz Liszt - Piano Society
Liszt was friends with many of the cultural icons of the 19th century, such as composers Hector Berlioz, Richard Wagner and Frederic Chopin, as well as artist Eugene Delacroix and poet Heinrich Heine.
Liszt's relationship with d'Agoult eventually ended, and Liszt went on to live with Princess Carolyn Sayn-Wittgenstein, who is sometimes considered an important factor in his decision to focus on composing rather than performing.
Liszt composed a great number of piano works, ranging from operatic paraphrases through somewhat avant-garde works which are nonetheless based in classical forms and onwards to experimental" works verging on atonality.
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 Franz Liszt: Biography - Classic Cat
Franz Liszt was born in 1811 the village of Raiding (also known by its Hungarian name of Doborján) in the German-speaking Burgenland region of the Kingdom of Hungary.
Franz quickly made the acquaintance of the piano manufacturer Sébastien Érard, pioneer of the "double-escapement" system of piano mechanics, and was soon named an official "Erard artist," playing exclusively on that manufacturer's instruments.
Liszt joined the Franciscan order in 1865 and received the minor orders (he never went on to ordination to the diaconate or priesthood); for the rest of his life he was known as the Abbé Liszt.
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 Franz Liszt
Liszt's personality appears contradictory in its combination of romantic abstraction and otherworldliness with a cynical diabolism and elegant, worldly manners.
In harmony he ventured well beyond the use of augmented and diminished chords and the whole-tone scale; the late piano and choral works especially contain tonal dashes arising from independent contrapuntal strands, chords built from 4ths or 5ths, and a strikingly advanced chromaticism.
Liszt invented the term 'sinfonische Dichtung' ('symphonic poem') for orchestral works that did not obey traditional forms strictly and were based generally on a literary or pictorial idea.
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Liszt was the son of a steward in the service of the Esterházy family, patrons of Haydn.
Liszt's symphonic poems met strong criticism from champions of pure music, who took exception to his attempts to translate into musical terms the greatest works of literature.
Liszt wrote a great deal of music for the piano, some of which was later revised, and consequently exists in a number of versions.
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Franz Liszt was born in 1811 in Raiding, Hungary.
Liszt was well known for the creation of descriptive orchestral music called "symphonic poem" or "tone poem".
Franz Liszt was one of the forerunners of virtuoso pianists and led the way for extreme virtuosity in composition.
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 Franz Liszt Biography from Basic Famous People - Biographies of Celebrities and other Famous People
Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc) (October 22, 1811 — July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer.
Liszt's contemporaries such as Chopin and Schumann saw this kind of worship as vulgar and inappropriate, and eventually came to despise Liszt because of it.
Liszt pioneered the technique of thematic transformation, a method of development which was related to both the existing variation technique and to the new use of the leitmotif by Richard Wagner.
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 Franz Liszt - Conservapedia
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a Hungarian composer and pianist who was a profound influence on his contemporaries.
Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody is very familiar and the music is recognized even by people who cannot name the work or the composer.
Liszt's career as a pianist coincided with the rise of music played for the public as a commercial enterprise.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
Considered to be one of the world’s greatest pianists, Franz Liszt’s career spanned virtually the whole of the Romantic period.
Liszt was a child prodigy at the piano and, by the time he was eleven, he had performed in many parts of Europe.
Liszt's symphonic poems were denigrated by supporters of pure music, who took exception to his attempts to translate into musical terms the greatest works of literature.
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 Amazon.com: Franz Liszt: MP3 Downloads
One of the most innovative and creative pianists and composers of the 19th century, Franz Liszt was known for taking beautiful masterpieces of music from literature.
Franz Liszt was born in Hungary and was the son of a steward.
A Romantic pianist and composer, Franz Liszt died in Bayreuth in 1886.
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 Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Franz Liszt - Wikisource
His first public appearance at Oedenburg at the age of nine was so startling a character, that several Hungarian magnates who were present at once assumed the financial responsibilities of his further musical education.
His father's death (1827) made Liszt and his mother dependent on his own personal exertions, but the temporary hardship disappeared when he began his literary and teaching career.
His wish, expressed in a letter (La Mara, I, 439) breathing the most loyal devotion to the Church and humble gratitude to God, to be buried without pomp or display, where he died, was carried out by interring him in the Bayreuth cemetery.
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 Franz Liszt, Composer and Pianist
Franz Liszt was the son of a talented amateur musician who was a steward in the service of the Esterhazy family.
Franz Liszt was a child prodigy at the piano and, by the time he was eleven, he had performed in many parts of Europe.
Franz Liszt also invented a new form, the symphonic poem, an orchestral composition that follows a literary or other program; it consists of a single movement, generally organized either as a loose sonata form, as in "Tasso", or as a one-movement symphony, as in "Les Preludes".
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 Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt was born at Doborján in Sopron County, the area with the most highly developed musical life in Hungary.
Liszt then embarked once again on the life of a virtuoso pianist, travelling ceaselessly, and only in 1846 did he return to Hungary.
Liszt remained to the end of his life what he had always been: a musican who thought, feet and made music in an universal content, whose white hot activity incorporated everything and everybody in Europe.Liszt was a universal European figure, not confinent to periods and nations.
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 The Music Chamber - Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt, a Hungarian composer who lived from 1811 to 1886 was the equivalent of a rock star in his day.
Liszt was born in Doborjan, Hungary in 1811.
Liszt was primarily a pianist and thus most of his works were written for the piano.
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Liszt’s talents were recognized at an early age, and local aristocrats helped finance more formal studies until he moved with his family to Vienna in 1822.
Liszt continued touring as a pianist until 1842 when he took the position of court Kapellmeister in Weimar, Germany.
Both Liszt and Wagner were primary figures in the Zukunftsmusick (music of the future) movement, and Liszt moved away from the classical rules of composition to create a programmatic form known as the symphonic poem.
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 Franz Liszt - Commentary & Biography
Yet, to comprehend the rare and powerful genius of Franz Liszt it's crucial to not only examine the complex higher being that he was, but also to understand and reveal the ignorance of his detractors, with the aid of hindsight and wisdom.
Liszt's "Transcendental Studies" are so perfectly worked together as a whole, contrary to Chopin's, that one seems to travel through a broad spectrum of worldly events which inevitably transports the listener into the transcending realm of Liszt's vivid imagination.
Liszt in contrast was a major public figure who personally directed all aspects of Weimar's operatic and concert schedule, was barraged by students from all across the globe vying for his time and wisdom, and he perpetually traveled.
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 Franz Liszt's Biography
At age eleven, Liszt studied in Vienna, where he met Schubert and Beethoven; during his teens and twenties, he lived in Paris, a city where romanticism flourished and a mecca for virtuosos.
When he was nineteen and already acclaimed, Liszt was awed by the great violinist Paganini, who drove audiences into a frenzy and was half suspected of being in league with the devil.
Liszt went to Rome for religious studies in 1861, and in 1865 he took minor holy orders, becoming Abbe Liszt.
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 The My Hero Project - Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt was a composer of the classical/romantic era, in addition to being a musical prodigy.
Liszt was also a conductor for 12 years, and a performing pianist all of his life.
Franz Liszt was a musical composer and piano prodigy.
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 Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt was born in Raiding Hungary on October the 22, 1811 to Adam and Ana Liszt.
Liszt was asked to play from this copy and it is said that he performed as though he wrote it himself and was aware of all its intimate details.
Liszt was fascinated by the new compositional possibilities arising in the Romantic era, particularly in the arena of harmonic development, which he considered to be the direction music was heading.
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 Franz Liszt - Information File - FCPL
Liszt was a Hungarian pianist and composer of the Romantic period.
Liszt was a prolific composer and many of his piano compositions are among the most technically challenging in the repertoire, including the Hungarian Rhapsodies, and Transcendental Etudes.
Liszt was an active teacher and performer to the end of his life.
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Q and A: Leon Botstein on Franz Liszt
Commentators have described Franz Liszt from his lifetime all the way down to ours as many things: a brilliant virtuoso, a mega-star, a libertine...
Liszt and Mme d'Agoult were also intellectual collaborators and co-wrote important romantic critical texts in the late 1830s that synthesized artistic romanticism with political humanitarianism.
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