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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt

  • October 22, 1811 Raiding (Hungary) - July 31, 1886 Bayreuth (Germany)


Pianist, composer, conductor, dandy, intellectual and religious father, Liszt fascinated 19th century Europe. A child prodigy, he was taught by Czerny and Salieri in Vienna. Already famous at the age of fifteen, he revolutionised piano techniques and established the recital for piano solo as he covered the world performing either his opera transcriptions, Years of Pilgrimage or Hungarian Rhapsodies. Before 1830, not only Germany, Switzerland, England and France, but the whole of Europe knew and admired Liszt.

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