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Want to know about the childhood, life and time line of the famous composer and pianist Franz Joseph Liszt? Read this biography to learn everything about the famous pianist.
Franz Joseph Liszt
Famous as: Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher
religion: Roman Catholic
Born on: 22 October 1811
Zodiac Sign: Libra Libra Men
Born in: Raiding, Hungary
Died on: 31 July 1886
place of death: Bayreuth, Germany
father: Adam Liszt
mother: Anna Liszt
Spouse: Marie d' Agoult
children: Daniel, Cosima,
discoveries / inventions: Symphonic Poem
Works & Achievements: Original Piano compositions, invention of the symphonic poem and transcribing music for piano
Franz Joseph Liszt was a famous Hungarian composer and pianist. His virtuosic pianist skills were far more technically advanced than his contemporaries were. Apart from his talents as a piano artist, he was also a proficient composer, piano teacher, and conductor. His outstanding talents gave him the opportunity to become one of the most eminent members of the New German School or the Neudeutsche Schule. This 19th century pianist was born in Raiding, which is in modern day Hungary. He is considered to be one of the greatest piano players of all times. There are many dimensions to this great personality, from the piano wizard to futuristic music conductor, teacher and host to lesser-known artists to an eloquent writer and prolific composer. He is also credited with inventing the symphonic poem, which is a new and elastic single type of movement form, which later came to be used by many famous composers like Richard Strauss, Dvorak, Saint-SaŽns and Sibelius.
- "Années de pèlerinage" ("Years of Pilgrimage")
- Suisse Orage (Storm)
- Album d'un voyageur",
- "Tresonetti di Petrarca" ("Three sonnets of Petrarch")
- Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
- Piano Sonata in B minor
- Sonnambula-fantasy (Bellini),
- The Rigoletto-Paraphrase (Verdi),
- The Faust-Walzer (Gounod), and
- Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart).
- Dante Sonett "Tanto gentile” (Hans von Bülow)
- Ad nos, ad salutarem undam
- Bach's cantata Weinen,
- BWV 12
- Requiem for organ solo
- Angiolin dal biondocrin
- Buch der Lieder
- Les Jeuxd'Eaux à la Villa d'Este
- Album d'un voyageur
- Von der WiegebiszumGrabe
- "Der traurigeMönch"
FRANZ JOSEPH LISZT TIMELINE
Franz Joseph Liszt was born in Hungary
Made his first appearance at a concert in Sopron and Pozsony at age of 9
his first public debut at Landständischer Saal
He published his first works, Variation on a Waltz by Diabelli
Met Hector Berlioz who was a source of great inspiration to Franz
Attended a concert by Niccolò Paganini (violinist) motivating him to become a great pianist like him
Created transcriptions for Berlioz’s work like Symphonie fantastique, his relationship with Countess Marie d'Agoult began
Developed a friendship with Felicité de Lamennais
The countess and Franzstart their four year old relationship when she moves in to stay with him. They have their first born daughter Blandine.
He had two more children, Cosima and Daniel after which his marital relationship strained leading to the countess moving back to Paris with their children.
He spent the years touring Europe and spending holidays with the countess and children
The couple finally split
Met one of the most important person in Franz’s life; Princess CarolynezuSayn-Wittgenstein
His daughter Osima married Hans von Bülow, one his students
Tragically lost his son Daniel
His first born daughter also died
Directed his first musical programme in Rome at the Palazzo Altieri concert.
Facilitated with the tonsure at the hands of Cardinal Hohenlohe
Zeneakadémia or Franz Liszt Academy of Music was founded.
Appointed as the honorary canon of Albano
Fell down from stairs at his hotel that left him paralyzed for next 8 weeks.
Breathed his last after a long battle with pneumonia and other ailments.
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