Lisztomania swept Europe in the early 1840s - wherever he performed his reception was hysterical. It all began in Berlin, with a sensational series of concerts in the Singakademie. The only performer in his concerts, he invented the modern recital, and became a huge star. When he left Berlin he was driven out of the city in a coach drawn by six white horses, in a stately procession, as if a reigning monarch were taking leave of his people. Donald Macleod looks at Liszt's heyday as a touring virtuoso.