Franz Liszt

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Born: 1811-1866
Nationality: Hungarian
Best Known For: widely known as one of the greatest pianists of his time
Notable Compositions:
Faust-Symphonie, Transcdendetal Studies, Annes de pelerinage, b Minor Sonata, Mazeppa, Missa solemnis, Christus, Totentanz, Elisabeth, Lyon, Simon Boccanegra, Malediction, Die Ideale, Dante sonata, and the symphonic poems Tasso, Les Preludes, Orpheus, Prometheus, Hamlet, Mazeppa, and Hungaria
Assignments: full-time conductor at the Weimar court
Curious Facts:
invented the modern piano recital and was the first performer to play entirely from memory; the symphonic poem- a new and elastic single-movement form, which many subsequent composers, like Richard Strauss and Saint-Saens embraced; it is at the core of most contemporary and popular music forms today
REPERTOIRE : Ave Maria
CONCERTDATES
Exult 01/22/2006
REPERTOIRE : Qui Seminant in Lacrimis
CONCERTDATES
Exult 01/22/2006
REPERTOIRE : A Faust Symphony in Three Character Pictures
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: A Faust Symphony 02/08/1990
LA Phil: A Faust Symphony 02/09/1990
LA Phil: A Faust Symphony 02/11/1990
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