Franz Liszt

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Franz Liszt (German: [fʁant͡s lɪst]; Hungarian Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlist ˈfɛrɛnt͡s]); (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, philanthropist and Franciscan tertiary.

Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered to be the greatest pianist of all time, although Liszt stated that Charles-Valentin Alkan had superior technique to his own. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Frederic Chopin, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Alexander Borodin.

As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule). He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated some 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form, and making radical departures in harmony. He also played an important role in popularizing a wide array of music by transcribing it for piano.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Piano Dreams Liszt, Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms; Dieter Goldmann 3
1989 The Instruments of Liszt in the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Museum Franz Liszt; Jenő Jandó 1
1990 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 5: Saint-Saëns, Chopin & Berlioz Transcriptions Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1990 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 6: Liszt at the Opera I Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1990 Ungarische Rhapsodien Nr. 2 (12) & 5 u.a. (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan, piano: Shura Cherkassky) Franz Liszt 1
1990 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 7: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1990 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 8: Weihnachtsbaum / Via Crucis Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1990 Liszt, Piano Sonata in B Minor Franz Liszt, Jenő Jandó 1
1990 Brahms / Ravel / Liszt / Chopin Brahms, Ravel, Liszt, Chopin; Claudio Arrau 1
1990 Edition Emil Guilels 3: Chopin / Liszt Chopin, Liszt; Emil Guilels 1
1990 Liszt: Hungarian Fantasia / Hungarian Rhapsodies nos. 2 (12) & 5 / Brahms: 4 Hungarian Dances Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms; Shura Cherkassky, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 1
1990 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Hungarian Fantasy / Polonaise brillante / “Freischütz” Fantasy Franz Liszt; Budapest Symphony Orchestra, András Ligeti, Jenő Jandó 1
1990 Piano Concertos Franz Liszt 1
1990 Pieces for Piano Solo Franz Liszt; Janina Fialkowska 1
1990 Sonate H-moll Franz Liszt; Maurizio Pollini 1
1990 Transcendental Etudes Franz Liszt; Lazar Berman 1
1991 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 9: Sonata / Elegies / Consolations / Gretchen / Totentanz Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1991 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 10: Hexaméron / Symphonie fantastique Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1991 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 11: The Late Pieces Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1991 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 12: Années de pèlerinage III / Historical Hungarian Portraits / Five Hungarian Folksongs Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1991 Murray Perahia Plays Franck & Liszt César Franck, Franz Liszt; Murray Perahia 1
1991 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 13: À la chapelle Sixtine / Six Preludes and Fugues / Fantasie and Fugue in G minor Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1991 Fantasie "Wanderer", Lieder / Fantasien / Hungarian Rhapsody Schubert, Brahms, Liszt; Evgeny Kissin 2
1991 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 14: Pieces from Christus and St. Elisabeth / Polonaises de St. Stanislaus / Salve Polonia Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1991 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 15: Song Transcriptions Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1991 Dvořák - Mass in D major, Op. 86 / Liszt - Missa choralis Dvořák / Liszt 1
1991 Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 / Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Enesco, Liszt; London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 2
1991 Grieg: Piano Concerto, 6 Lyric Pieces / Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 Grieg, Liszt; Leif Ove Andsnes 1
1991 Hungarian Rhapsody Franz Liszt; Kun Woo Paik 2
1991 Malédiction / Fantasies: “Lelio” / “The Ruins of Athens” Franz Liszt; Budapest Symphony Orchestra, András Ligeti, Jenő Jandó 2
1991 Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Franz Liszt; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit, Jean-Yves Thibaudet 1
1991 Schumann: Phantasie in C / Liszt: Sonata in B minor Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt; Vlado Perlemuter 2
1991 Sonate h-moll / Nuages gris / La notte / La lugubre gondola II / Funérailles Liszt; Krystian Zimerman 1
1992 Liszt: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Hungarian Fantasy / Totentanz (Montreal Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Charles Dutoit, piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet) Franz Liszt 1
1992 Années de Pèlerinage, Volume 1: First Year, Switzerland Franz Liszt; Jenő Jandó 2
1992 Années de Pèlerinage, Volume 2: Second Year, Italy Liszt; Jenő Jandó 2
1992 Années de Pèlérinage, Volume 3: Third Year Franz Liszt; Jenő Jandó 1
1992 Symphonic Poems, Vol. 1 Franz Liszt; Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach, Michael Halász 1
1992 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 16: Bunte Reihe Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1992 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 17: Liszt at the Opera II Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1992 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 18: Liszt at the Theatre Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1992 Nikolai Demidenko plays Liszt (piano: Nikolai Demidenko) Franz Liszt 2
1992 Berman Plays Liszt Franz Liszt 1
1992 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 19: Liebesträume and Other Song Transcriptions Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1992 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 20: Album d'un voyageur Franz Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1992 André Watts Plays Liszt, Album 1 Franz Liszt; André Watts 1
1992 André Watts Plays Liszt, Album 2 Franz Liszt; André Watts 1
1992 Liszt: Sonate h-moll / Scriabin: Klaviersonate no. 2 Franz Liszt, Alexander Scriabin; Ivo Pogorelich 1
1992 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Liszt: from Douze études d'exécution transcendante Mussorgsky, Liszt; Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
1992 Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Hungarian Fantasy (Bamberger Symphoniker feat. conductor: Roberto Abbado, piano: Gerhard Oppitz) Franz Liszt 1

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