A biography of franz liszt a romantic composer

His son, Daniel, had died in at the age of Liszt soon became a prominent figure in Parisian society, his romantic entanglements providing much material for gossip.

Eight years in Rome For the next eight years Liszt lived mainly in Rome and occupied himself more and more with religious music. His piano works have always been well represented in concert programs and recordings by pianists throughout the world.

He spent the winter with the princess at her estate in Woronince. An account of the episode can be found in the separate article Liszt and L. This curious figure is in perpetual motion: His great generosity with both time and money benefited the lives of many people: During this period he acted as conductor at court concerts and on special occasions at the theatre.

In she left her husband and family to join Liszt in Switzerland; their first daughter, Blandine, was born in Geneva on December Suffering from nervous exhaustion, Liszt expressed a desire to become a priest.

At the end of he first met Hector Berlioz and heard the first performance of his Symphonie fantastique. Hailed by some as a visionary, reviled by others as a symbol of empty Romantic excess, Franz Liszt wrote his name across music history in a truly inimitable manner. In his final decade he joined the Catholic Church and devoted much of his creative effort to the production of sacred works.

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His music began to lose some of its brilliant quality and became starker, more introverted, and more experimental in style. He found it at the monastery Madonna del Rosario, just outside Rome, where on 20 Junehe took up quarters in a small, spartan apartment. There he met the Polish Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgensteinwho was to become one of the most significant people in the rest of his life.

As a transcriber of even the most unlikely and complicated orchestral works, he created piano arrangements which stood on their own merits; many other pianist-composers followed his example.

Franz Liszt

Inspired by the superhuman technique -- and, indeed, diabolical stage presence -- of the violinist PaganiniLiszt set out to translate these qualities to the piano. Liszt wrote his variations on a theme from the J.

On 26 Marchat a concert at the Palazzo Altieri, he directed a programme of sacred music. He and the princess hoped to be married on his 50th birthday.

Liszt taught at the newly founded Geneva Conservatory, wrote a manual of piano technique later lost [11] and contributed essays for the Paris Revue et gazette musicale. Liszt possessed notable sight-reading skills.

Though friends and colleagues had noticed swelling in his feet and legs when he had arrived in Weimar the previous month an indication of possible congestive heart failurehe had been in good health up to that point and was still fit and active.

She had an illegitimate child by Wagner, which led to a quarrel between the two composers that lasted until The lyrical style of these works is in marked contrast to his youthful compositions, which reflected the style of his teacher Czerny.

He played for the last time at a concert in Luxembourg on July He developed into a religious child, also because of the influence of his father, who during his youth had spent two years in the Franciscan order. Most of all, he wants truth in musical sentiment, and so he makes a psychological study of his emotions to convey them as they are.

InLiszt accepted a full-time professional post in Weimar where he increasingly turned his attention towards composing. During this period Liszt took an active dislike to the career of a virtuoso. There he met the Polish Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgensteinwho was to become one of the most significant people in the rest of his life.

When he was 20 he saw the virtuoso violinist Paganini and was inspired to become the Paganini of the keyboard. With the July Revolution of resulting in the abdication of the French king Charles X and the coronation of Louis-Philippehe sketched out a Revolutionary Symphony.Franz Liszt was a Hungarian pianist and composer of enormous influence and originality.

He was renowned in Europe during the Romantic movement.

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Pianist, Composer, EducatorBorn: Mar 01, Watch video · Franz Liszt was a Hungarian pianist and composer of enormous influence and originality. He was renowned in Europe during the Romantic movement. Franz Liszt. Franz Liszt (Composer, Arranger) Born: October 22, - village of Doborján, near Sopron, Hungary Died: July 31, - Bayreuth, Germany: Franz Liszt [Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc] was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer.

He studied and played at Vienna and Paris and for most of his early adulthood toured throughout Europe giving concerts. Franz Liszt (German: ; Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc [ˈlist ˈfɛrɛnt͡s]; 22 October – 31 July ) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, organist, philanthropist, author, nationalist and a Franciscan tertiary during the Romantic agronumericus.comen: Cosima Wagner.

Franz Liszt

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

composer and virtuoso pianist, wrote a number of tone poems and extended piano technique, best known for his Hungarian Rhapsodies and other solo piano works, one of the most influential and distinguished piano composers of the Romantic era.

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