Franz Liszt
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1811-10-22
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Franciscus Liszt – named after the monastic order which his father Adam had once joined – was born in Raiding in eastern Austria, where Adam Liszt was a manager on the Eszterházy estates, and had been a cellist in the ...

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Franz Schubert & Jorge Bolet
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S.558 No.2
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S.558 No.2 Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S.558 No.2 Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S.558 No.2 Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S.558 No.2
Leslie Howard & Franz Liszt
Valse impromptu S.213
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Valse impromptu S.213 Valse impromptu S.213 Valse impromptu S.213 Valse impromptu S.213
Schubert, Murray Perahia, Franz Liszt & Felix Mendelssohn
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen Auf dem Wasser zu singen Auf dem Wasser zu singen Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Daniel Barenboim & Franz Liszt
Liebestraum No.3 in A flat
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Liebestraum No.3 in A flat Liebestraum No.3 in A flat Liebestraum No.3 in A flat Liebestraum No.3 in A flat
Sylviane Deferne & Franz Liszt
(Schubert) Ave Maria (D.839) transcribed for piano
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(Schubert) Ave Maria (D.839) transcribed for piano (Schubert) Ave Maria (D.839) transcribed for piano (Schubert) Ave Maria (D.839) transcribed for piano (Schubert) Ave Maria (D.839) transcribed for piano
Andras Kemenes, Franz Liszt & Gabor Csalog
Transcription from Mozart's Magic Flute (S.634a)
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Transcription from Mozart's Magic Flute (S.634a) Transcription from Mozart's Magic Flute (S.634a) Transcription from Mozart's Magic Flute (S.634a) Transcription from Mozart's Magic Flute (S.634a)
Garrick Ohlsson & Franz Liszt
Nuages Gris S.199
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Nuages Gris S.199 Nuages Gris S.199 Nuages Gris S.199 Nuages Gris S.199
Haochen Zhang & Franz Liszt
Grande etude de Paganini no.3 in G sharp minor: La Campanella
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Grande etude de Paganini no.3 in G sharp minor: La Campanella Grande etude de Paganini no.3 in G sharp minor: La Campanella Grande etude de Paganini no.3 in G sharp minor: La Campanella Grande etude de Paganini no.3 in G sharp minor: La Campanella
Franz Liszt, Long Yu, China Philharmonic Orchestra & Haochen Zhang
Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
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Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
Ivana Gavric & Franz Liszt
Années de Pèlerinage - Deuxième Année: Italie: Sonetto 104: Pace non trovo
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Années de Pèlerinage - Deuxième Année: Italie: Sonetto 104: Pace non trovo Années de Pèlerinage - Deuxième Année: Italie: Sonetto 104: Pace non trovo Années de Pèlerinage - Deuxième Année: Italie: Sonetto 104: Pace non trovo Années de Pèlerinage - Deuxième Année: Italie: Sonetto 104: Pace non trovo
Franz Liszt, Louis Lortie
Annees de pelerinage - 1er annee, Suisse (S.160), Au bord d'une source
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Annees de pelerinage - 1er annee, Suisse (S.160), Au bord d'une source Annees de pelerinage - 1er annee, Suisse (S.160), Au bord d'une source Annees de pelerinage - 1er annee, Suisse (S.160), Au bord d'une source Annees de pelerinage - 1er annee, Suisse (S.160), Au bord d'une source
Franz Liszt & Louis Lortie, piano
Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert
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Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert
Daniel Barenboim & Franz Liszt
Liebestraum
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Liebestraum Liebestraum Liebestraum Liebestraum
Franz Liszt, Jean-Yves Thibaudet & Brigitte Fassbaender
Du bist wie eine Blume
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Du bist wie eine Blume Du bist wie eine Blume Du bist wie eine Blume Du bist wie eine Blume
Evgeny Kissin, Franz Liszt & Franz Schubert
Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 6 Lieder Transcriptions
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 6 Lieder Transcriptions Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 6 Lieder Transcriptions Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 6 Lieder Transcriptions Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 6 Lieder Transcriptions
Franz Liszt
Etude - Un sospiro
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Etude - Un sospiro Etude - Un sospiro Etude - Un sospiro Etude - Un sospiro
Franz Liszt & Valerie Tryon
La Campanella
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La Campanella La Campanella La Campanella La Campanella
Franz Liszt
Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139
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Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139 Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139 Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139 Etudes d'execution transcendante S.139
Franz Liszt & Nikolai Lugansky
Etudes d'execution transcendante for piano (S.139), no.5 in B flat; Feux-follets
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Etudes d'execution transcendante for piano (S.139), no.5 in B flat; Feux-follets Etudes d'execution transcendante for piano (S.139), no.5 in B flat; Feux-follets Etudes d'execution transcendante for piano (S.139), no.5 in B flat; Feux-follets Etudes d'execution transcendante for piano (S.139), no.5 in B flat; Feux-follets
Franz Liszt, Matthew Polenzani & Julius Drake
Oh! quand je dors
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Oh! quand je dors Oh! quand je dors Oh! quand je dors Oh! quand je dors
Franz Liszt & Louis Lortie
Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman, S440
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Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman, S440 Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman, S440 Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman, S440 Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman, S440
David Wilde & Franz Liszt
3 Sonetti di Petrarca S.158, transc. for piano: no.2; (Sonnet 47)
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3 Sonetti di Petrarca S.158, transc. for piano: no.2; (Sonnet 47) 3 Sonetti di Petrarca S.158, transc. for piano: no.2; (Sonnet 47) 3 Sonetti di Petrarca S.158, transc. for piano: no.2; (Sonnet 47) 3 Sonetti di Petrarca S.158, transc. for piano: no.2; (Sonnet 47)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Franz Liszt, Sveinung Bjelland & Stefan Asbury
Concerto for piano and orchestra no.2 (S.125) in A major
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Concerto for piano and orchestra no.2 (S.125) in A major Concerto for piano and orchestra no.2 (S.125) in A major Concerto for piano and orchestra no.2 (S.125) in A major Concerto for piano and orchestra no.2 (S.125) in A major
Emmanuel Vass, Franz Schubert & Franz Liszt
Auf dem wasser zu singen (D.744) arr. Liszt for piano
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Auf dem wasser zu singen (D.744) arr. Liszt for piano Auf dem wasser zu singen (D.744) arr. Liszt for piano Auf dem wasser zu singen (D.744) arr. Liszt for piano Auf dem wasser zu singen (D.744) arr. Liszt for piano
Simon Lepper, Franz Liszt & Nico Darmanin
(Rossini) [la] Danza [no.9 Of "Soirees Musicales"], Arr. Kraegan For 2 Pf From L
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(Rossini) [la] Danza [no.9 Of "Soirees Musicales"], Arr. Kraegan For 2 Pf From L (Rossini) [la] Danza [no.9 Of "Soirees Musicales"], Arr. Kraegan For 2 Pf From L (Rossini) [la] Danza [no.9 Of "Soirees Musicales"], Arr. Kraegan For 2 Pf From L (Rossini) [la] Danza [no.9 Of "Soirees Musicales"], Arr. Kraegan For 2 Pf From L
Llyr Williams, Franz Liszt & Aviva Fortunata
Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano
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Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano
Franz Liszt, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine & Volodymyr Sirenko
Prometheus - symphonic poem (S.99)
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Prometheus - symphonic poem (S.99) Prometheus - symphonic poem (S.99) Prometheus - symphonic poem (S.99) Prometheus - symphonic poem (S.99)
Marion Liotard, Franz Liszt & Anais Constans
3 Sonetti Di Petrarca S.270`1 - Benedetto sia'l giorno
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3 Sonetti Di Petrarca S.270`1 - Benedetto sia'l giorno 3 Sonetti Di Petrarca S.270`1 - Benedetto sia'l giorno 3 Sonetti Di Petrarca S.270`1 - Benedetto sia'l giorno 3 Sonetti Di Petrarca S.270`1 - Benedetto sia'l giorno
Llyr Williams, Franz Liszt & Nadine Koutcher
Comment, Disaient-Ils S.276 For Voice And Piano
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Comment, Disaient-Ils S.276 For Voice And Piano Comment, Disaient-Ils S.276 For Voice And Piano Comment, Disaient-Ils S.276 For Voice And Piano Comment, Disaient-Ils S.276 For Voice And Piano
Llyr Williams, Franz Liszt & Nadine Koutcher
Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano
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Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano Oh! Quand Je Dors S.282 For Voice And Piano
Franz Liszt, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Orpheus
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Orpheus Orpheus Orpheus Orpheus
Martha Argerich & Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat
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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat
Franz Liszt & Leslie Howard
Soirees musicales (S.424) transc. for piano, no.3; L' Invito (Bolero)
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Soirees musicales (S.424) transc. for piano, no.3; L' Invito (Bolero) Soirees musicales (S.424) transc. for piano, no.3; L' Invito (Bolero) Soirees musicales (S.424) transc. for piano, no.3; L' Invito (Bolero) Soirees musicales (S.424) transc. for piano, no.3; L' Invito (Bolero)
Franz Liszt & Janina Fialkowska
Sonetto 123 di Petrarca (S.158 No.3): Io vidi in terra angelici costumi
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Sonetto 123 di Petrarca (S.158 No.3): Io vidi in terra angelici costumi Sonetto 123 di Petrarca (S.158 No.3): Io vidi in terra angelici costumi Sonetto 123 di Petrarca (S.158 No.3): Io vidi in terra angelici costumi Sonetto 123 di Petrarca (S.158 No.3): Io vidi in terra angelici costumi
Franz Liszt, Ulf Wallin & Roland Pöntinen
Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382bis
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Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382bis Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382bis Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382bis Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, S382bis
Franz Liszt, Iván Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra
6 Hungarian rhapsodies (S.359) ..., no.3 in D major; Tempo giusto ...
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6 Hungarian rhapsodies (S.359) ..., no.3 in D major; Tempo giusto ... 6 Hungarian rhapsodies (S.359) ..., no.3 in D major; Tempo giusto ... 6 Hungarian rhapsodies (S.359) ..., no.3 in D major; Tempo giusto ... 6 Hungarian rhapsodies (S.359) ..., no.3 in D major; Tempo giusto ...
Jenő Jandó & Franz Liszt
Scherzo and March, S.177
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Scherzo and March, S.177 Scherzo and March, S.177 Scherzo and March, S.177 Scherzo and March, S.177
Franz Liszt
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, Italie S161Petrarch Sonnets
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Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, Italie S161Petrarch Sonnets Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, Italie S161Petrarch Sonnets Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, Italie S161Petrarch Sonnets Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, Italie S161Petrarch Sonnets
Beatrice Rana, Robert Schumann & Franz Liszt
Widmung S.566, transc. for piano
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Widmung S.566, transc. for piano Widmung S.566, transc. for piano Widmung S.566, transc. for piano Widmung S.566, transc. for piano
Franz Liszt, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Bernard Haitink
Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, S96
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Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, S96 Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, S96 Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, S96 Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, S96
Emil von Sauer & Franz Liszt
Etude No.4 in D minor 'Mazeppa'
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Etude No.4 in D minor 'Mazeppa' Etude No.4 in D minor 'Mazeppa' Etude No.4 in D minor 'Mazeppa' Etude No.4 in D minor 'Mazeppa'
Franz Liszt & Kevin Kenner
Ballade No.2 in B minor
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Ballade No.2 in B minor Ballade No.2 in B minor Ballade No.2 in B minor Ballade No.2 in B minor
Franz Liszt, London Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 for Orchestra 'Carnival in Pesth'
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Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 for Orchestra 'Carnival in Pesth' Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 for Orchestra 'Carnival in Pesth' Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 for Orchestra 'Carnival in Pesth' Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 for Orchestra 'Carnival in Pesth'
Franz Liszt & Louis Lortie
Annees de pelerinage - 3me annee (S.163), Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este
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Annees de pelerinage - 3me annee (S.163), Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este Annees de pelerinage - 3me annee (S.163), Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este Annees de pelerinage - 3me annee (S.163), Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este Annees de pelerinage - 3me annee (S.163), Les Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este
Alfred Brendel & Franz Liszt
Piano Sonata in B minor, S178
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Piano Sonata in B minor, S178 Piano Sonata in B minor, S178 Piano Sonata in B minor, S178 Piano Sonata in B minor, S178
Murray Perahia, Franz Schubert & Franz Liszt
Aus dem wasser zu singen for piano arr. Liszt for piano
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Aus dem wasser zu singen for piano arr. Liszt for piano Aus dem wasser zu singen for piano arr. Liszt for piano Aus dem wasser zu singen for piano arr. Liszt for piano Aus dem wasser zu singen for piano arr. Liszt for piano
Franz Liszt & John Ogdon
Liebestraum No.3
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Liebestraum No.3 Liebestraum No.3 Liebestraum No.3 Liebestraum No.3
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Biography

Franciscus Liszt – named after the monastic order which his father Adam had once joined – was born in Raiding in eastern Austria, where Adam Liszt was a manager on the Eszterházy estates, and had been a cellist in the palace orchestra when Haydn was Kapellmeister. Adam took his amazingly gifted young son first to Vienna to study with Czerny (piano) and Salieri (composition), then to Paris. Aged 15 when Adam died, Liszt was already famous as a pianist of mesmerising virtuosity and musicianship.

The 1830 Paris revolution established Liszt’s republican political sympathies. Further radical influences were the music of Berlioz, Paganini’s violin playing, and friendship with the maverick Catholic Abbé Lamennais. A relationship with the older (and married) Countess Marie d’Agoult necessitated the couple’s elopement to Switzerland and Italy, where their three children were born (their daughter Cosima was to become Wagner’s second wife). When the River Danube disastrously flooded in 1838, Liszt’s fundraising concerts awoke a proud awareness of his Hungarian roots. The next years of concert touring thrilled audiences from Ireland to the Ukraine, with Liszt performing a formidable repertoire, ranging from Handel to Chopin besides his own music.

From 1847 Liszt rarely played in public. Settling in Weimar with the Ukrainian (and married) Princess Carolyne Sayn- Wittgenstein, he composed, taught piano pupils and conducted and enlarged the Weimar orchestra: major events were the premiere of Wagner’s Lohengrin (1850) and two Berlioz festivals. Revisions of piano music from the Swiss and Italian years produced supreme Romantic masterworks in the first two books of Années de pèlerinage (1838–61) and Études d’exécution transcendante (1838–51), and a remarkable fusion of sacred inspiration and secular forms in Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (1833–53). Besides the Sonata in B minor (1852–3), Liszt also completed two piano concertos (1849–56 and 1859); his Dante Symphony (1856–7) and Faust Symphony (1856–7); a Missa solemnis for the new cathedral of Esztergom (Gran) in 1855–8; and an uneven, but powerfully influential set of 12 symphonic poems (1841–58).

In 1861 Liszt followed Princess Carolyne to Rome, where Vatican-related intrigues concerning the annulment of her Catholic marriage destroyed her and Liszt’s own marriage plans. Staying on in the city, Liszt took minor Catholic orders and completed two large-scale oratorios, St Elisabeth (1857–62) and Christus (1866– 72). From 1869 Abbé Liszt divided his life between Rome, Weimar and Budapest, completing a third book of Années de pèlerinage in 1877, and exploring an astonishing, pre-modernist sound-world in his last piano and choral works.

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