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Ferencz Liszt

Ferencz Liszt (1811-86)

Composer

Hungarian-born pianist-composer of prodigious talent, perhaps the greatest pianist of his day. A character of some contradictions, he was a spiritual man who titled himself Abbé, but was also a noted bon viveur. As a composer he had a huge influence on those who followed him and he was important in the development of new forms such as the Tone Poem and the device called metamorphosis in which the 'story' of a character or an idea is developed by the subtle alteration of a single representative musical idea. He was Wagner's father-in-law.

Further Reading: Liszt

 Recording of the Week, Liszt’s Dante Symphony plus a world-premiere recording from Kirill Karabits

Kirill Karabits conducts the Staatskapelle Weimar in orchestral works by Liszt, including the world-premiere recording of the Künstlerfestzug zur Schillerfeier.

 Recording of the Week, Kirill Karabits conducts the world premiere of Liszt's Sardanapalo

Reconstructed by the musicologist David Trippett, the single completed act of Liszt's abandoned opera on a subject by Byron reveals what the composer's son-in-law Wagner described as 'the claw of a lion'.

Popular Works: Liszt

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