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
2009 Fugitive Visions - Piano Masterworks by Chopin and Liszt Ivan Ilić 1
2009 Stephen Hough in Recital Stephen Hough 1
2009 Regina Coeli Zuzana Magdalena Maria Ferjenčíková 1
2009 Ultimate Classical Dreams Various Artists 1
2009 Piano Recital Yun-Yi Qin 1
2009 Horowitz - The Beloved Piano (disc 2) Владимир Самойлович Горовиц 1
2009 Études / Six Polish Songs (transcribed Liszt) Chopin; Luiza Borac 1
2009 Franz Liszt und sein Bechsteinflügel zu Weimar: Cora Irsen spielt auf dem original Liszt-Flügel im Liszthaus Weimar Cora Irsen 1
2009 Piano Espressivo II Asuka Matsumoto 1
2009 Katsaris live in Moscow Cyprien Katsaris 1
2009 Klaveri kuld Rein Rannap 1
2009 Le piano romantique Arlette Laporte 1
2009 Orelist viidud Aare-Paul Lattik 1
2009 Orgel Literatur Kanon Various Artists 1
2009 Richter in Hungary (1954-1993) Святослав Теофилович Рихтер 1
2009 Viennese Connections Cyprien Katsaris 1
2010 If I Were a Bird: A Piano Aviary Michael Lewin 1
2010 展覧会の絵 ムソルグスキー;辻井伸行 2
2010 Resonances Hélène Grimaud 1
2010 Marcel Ciampi: The Complete 78 rpm Solo Recordings Marcel Ciampi 1
2010 Summer Night Concert, Schönbrunn 2010: Moon / Planets / Stars Yefim Bronfman, Wiener Philharmoniker, Franz Welser-Möst 1
2011 Phillip Kawin Phillip Kawin 1
2011 Solo Piano Recordings 2: Beethoven: 32 Variations / Mendelssohn: Études Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn; Sergey Rachmaninov 1
2011 Le violoncelle romantique Emmanuelle Bertrand 1
2011 Me: On Wings of Song Konstantin Scherbakov 1
2011 Piano Encores Various Artists 1
2011 ClassicalRock ClassicalRock 1
2011 Muzica Regelui (The King's Music) Various Artists 1
2012 Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Prokofiev, Schumann; Alexis Weissenberg 1
2012 Precipitando Dénes Várjon 1
2012 Fantasia Yuja Wang 4 1
2012 Perspectives Roger McVey 1
2012 Guitarra clásica española Various Artists 1
2012 Diabelli Variations Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2012 Stephen Hough's French Album Stephen Hough 1
2012 Aquarelles Valérie Milot 1
2012 Complete Organ Music Peeter Süda; Ines Maidre 1
2012 Le piano pour les nuls Various Artists 1
2012 Alfred Cortot Anniversary Edition Alfred Cortot 1
2013 The Carnegie Recital Trifonov 3
2013 Charles Baudelaire le musicien Various Artists 1
2013 José Vianna da Motta: The Complete Recordings José Vianna da Motta 1
2014 If You Could Read My Mind Cameron Carpenter 1
2014 Motherland Khatia Buniatishvili 1
2014 Organ Recital Raymond Daveluy 1
2014 James Galway: The Man With the Golden Flute: The Complete RCA Album Collection James Galway 1
2014 Schubert Schubert; Bertrand Chamayou 1
2015 Symphonie et créations pour orgue et orchestre Camille Saint‐Saëns, Samy Moussa, Kaija Saariaho; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano 2
2016 Water Hélène Grimaud 2
200 Greatest Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1

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