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Today’s Birthday: FRANZ LISZT (1811)


Franz Liszt (1811)

Liszt was a revolutionary figure of romantic music. Born in Hungary, he made his debut at age 9 and studied in Vienna with Salieri. After his father’s death and a disastrous love affair, he almost gave up music for the priesthood. Nevertheless, “Lisztomania” swept Europe in the 1840s, and Liszt enthralled audiences with his astounding technique and grand, dramatic style of playing. Thereafter, he taught and composed prolifically. In 1861, he nearly married a princess but was thwarted—by what? More… Discuss

Liszt’s Paganini Etude S.161 No.3 “La Campanella” (Vladimir Mischouk)

Daniel Barenboim plays the famous Liebestraume by Franz Liszt.