Franz Liszt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Franz Liszt

Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist

Date of Birth: 22-Oct-1811

Place of Birth: Raiding, Burgenland, Austria

Date of Death: 31-Jul-1886

Profession: composer, priest, conductor, virtuoso, pianist, musician, music pedagogue

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Franz Liszt

  • Franz Liszt (German: ['l?st]; Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc ['list 'f?r?nt?s]; 22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and organist of the Romantic era.
  • He was also a writer, a philanthropist, a Hungarian nationalist and a Franciscan tertiary. Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist.
  • He was a friend, musical promoter and benefactor to many composers of his time, including Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, Joachim Raff, Mikhail Glinka, and Alexander Borodin.A prolific composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (German: Neudeutsche Schule).
  • He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work which influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated 20th-century ideas and trends.
  • Among Liszt's musical contributions were the symphonic poem, developing thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form, and radical innovations in harmony.

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