Franz Liszt

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

Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was claimed by some contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age.

He was a friend, musical promoter and benefactor to many composers of his time, including Frédéric Chopin, 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); himself an avant-garde. He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated many 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable musical 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Schubert: Piano Sonata D. 960 / Impromptu op. 90 no. 4 / Liszt: Polonaise S. 223 no. 2 Franz Schubert, Liszt; Svjatoslav Richter 1
1994 Tasso / Les Préludes / Mazeppa / Orphée Franz Liszt; Michel Plasson, Dresdner Philharmonie 1
1996 6 Paganinietüden Franz Liszt; Martina Bauer 1
1997 Complete Organ Works Franz Liszt; Andras Viragh 1
2004 Liszt Complete Piano Music, Volume 20 Franz Liszt; William Wolfram 1
2005 Franz Liszt Franz Liszt 1
2006 Ses enregistrements 1930-1956 Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, Franck, Liszt, Стравинский; Yves Nat 1
Complete Tone Poems, Volume I (London Philharmonic) Franz Liszt 1
Concerto e Sonate Franz Liszt 1
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies Franz Liszt 1
Für Elise: The Magic of the Piano Beethoven, Schumann, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert & Gershwin 1
Jorge Bolet joue Liszt Franz Liszt 1
Liebestraum Franz Liszt 1
Muzyka Mistrzów 014 Franz Liszt 1
Peter Lang - Concertos pour piano n°1 - Orchestre, Rhapsodie hongroise - Funerailles - Tasso Franz Liszt 1
Piano Concerto No. 1 - Totentanz - Wanderer-Fantasie Franz Liszt 1
Romantic Masterpieces Franz Liszt 1
Sacred Choral Music Franz Liszt 1
Sonata in B minor Franz Liszt 1
Sonata: Piano Works by Franz Liszt; Robert Silverman, Piano Franz Liszt 1
Symphonic Poems & Hungarian Rhapsodies Franz Liszt 1
Symphonische Dichtungen Franz Liszt; Sir Georg Solti 1
The Earl Wild Collection Franz Liszt 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Symphonic Poems Liszt; Europa Symphony 1
1990 Battle Music of Beethoven & Liszt Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt; Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1
1994 Piano Concerto #3, Hungarian Fantasy Rachmaninoff / Liszt 1
2002 Liszt Franz Liszt; Georges Cziffra 1
Malediction Franz Liszt 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011-09-10: BBC Proms 2011: Prom 74: Royal Albert Hall, City of Westminster, London, England, UK Sir Peter Maxwell Davies / Béla Bartók / Richard Wagner / Franz Liszt / Frédéric Chopin / Percy Grainger / Benjamin Britten / Richard Rodgers / Sir Edward Elgar / Thomas Arne / Sir Hubert Parry 1

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