Franz Liszt

Donald Macleod explores the work of the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886). The analysis begins in 1835 when Liszt eloped with his pregnant mistress, the countess Marie d'Agoult - the beginning of a restless time the composer later immortalised in the first two volumes of his Annees de pelerinage. The programme discusses the composer’s symphonic poem; Mazeppa and asks why Liszt spent so much time re-arranging existing music - by composers such as Bach, Schubert and Mozart - instead of writing more of his own.

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